Tag: Chicago

Basic Services, Public Transport

Active Transportation Alliance, transit officials discuss suburban transportation challenges

March 30, 2021

Via: NYC Streets Blog

The shortcomings of Chicago area public transit are self-evident to any suburban transit rider who has ever tried to get anywhere but the Loop. Metra lines all terminate at the Loop and their pre-pandemic schedules tended to favor suburb-to-Chicago commuters. […]

Basic Services, Public Transport

Metra hints that it may eventually move to a less 9-to-5-focused train schedule

February 1, 2021

Via: NYC Streets Blog

Metra is a transit agency that provides commuter rail service largely geared towards people traveling between the suburbs and downtown Chicago for 9-to-5 jobs. It also offers limited commuter service within the city, as well as some near-rapid service between […]

Public Utilities, Waste Management

Lakeshore Recycling Systems Acquires Roy Strom Company

January 5, 2021

Via: Waste360

Lakeshore Recycling Systems (“LRS”), the nation’s seventh-largest privately-held waste and recycling company, today announced its largest acquisition to-date: Maywood, Ill.-based Roy Strom Company (“Roy Strom”), among the most respected independent waste haulers in the Chicagoland market. The milestone addition of […]

Public Utilities, Waste Management

Overflowing Solar-powered Bins Trash Chicago Sidewalks

August 27, 2019

Via: Waste360

On various sidewalks throughout downtown Chicago, the city has installed solar-powered, self-compacting garbage bins to keep the city clean. However, many of those bins are broken, rusting and overflowing. Back in 2011, the city purchased 400 BigBelly solar-powered trash bins […]

Public Utilities, Waste Management

Waste Gas to Ethanol Recycling Technology Firm Secures Backing from BASF

June 14, 2018

Via: Waste Management World

The largest chemical manufacturer in the world, Germany’s BASF, has invested in Chicago, Illinois headquartered LanzaTech, a biotech company using special microbes to recycle waste gas streams. Originally founded in New Zealand, LanzaTech has developed a gas fermentation technology said […]

Public Utilities, Waste Management

A Look at Chicago’s Yard Waste Program

October 16, 2017

Via: Waste360

Over the years, the City of Chicago has changed how it handles yard waste, drawing suspicions from customers. In a recent article, WBEZ breaks down the details of how Chicago’s yard waste program works, how little waste gets composted and […]

Public Transport

2016 Repaved Streets Moves Chicago To Better Transportation

October 14, 2016

Via: American Infrastructure

Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced Wednesday more than 175 miles of Chicago streets have been repaved in 2016. With this many streets paved, Chicago is moving closer towards a 21st century transportation system. More than 1,500 miles of streets have been […]