Register now for Transport Chicago
Transport Chicago 2018, a day-long forum on modern transportation-related research, policy, and practices, will take place Friday, June 1, at the Holiday Inn Mart Plaza (350 W. Mart Center Dr., Chicago). Early bird registration through Monday, April 30, is $100 for industry professionals and $55 for students. Keynote speakers include Thomas Prendergast, executive vice president of STV and former chair of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority; and Olatunji Oboi Reed, president and CEO of Equiticity and co-founder of the Slow Roll Chicago bicycle movement. Register at http://www.transportchicago.org.
Calumet region event
Attend the biannual Calumet Stewardship Initiative gathering on Thursday, April 19, from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m., at the Vodak East Side Library (3710 E. 106th St., Chicago) to share and hear updates on ecological and cultural events and initiatives across the region, explore opportunities to collaborate, and to offer feedback on how to strengthen the places and people across the bi-state Calumet region. Registration is not required. For more information, contact Mario Longoni at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Join the Fox Valley Sustainability Network for a forum on water, on Thursday, April 5, from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m., at the Hickory Knolls Discovery Center (3795 Campton Hills Dr., St. Charles, IL). Speakers, including CMAP's Holly Hudson, will discuss water conservation, water quality protection, storm and flood resiliency, watershed-based planning, and more. The event is free but registration is encouraged by emailing Chloe Zuberbuhler at email@example.com.
Comment on proposed Metra BNSF schedule changes
Metra and BNSF Railway are proposing weekday schedule revisions to begin in summer 2018. Watch a video that describes why the changes are needed as the BNSF line is set to become Metra's first to have a fully operational Positive Train Control safety system. Email comments to BNSFservice2018@metrarr.com through April 15.
Illinois Bike Summit
Featuring keynote speakers, breakout sessions, mobile workshops, and more, the Illinois Bike Summit on Monday, May 7, is an opportunity to learn and network with bicycle advocates, planners, engineers, and others from around the state. The event is from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the University of Illinois at Chicago (Student Center East, 3rd Floor Conference Center, 750 S. Halsted St., Chicago). Registration is required, and rates range from $40 to $99.