Conventional asphalt is a major cause of urban flooding. Its slick surface doesn't absorb rainwater, causing it to run into nearby homes and businesses. Permeable pavement, on the other hand, allows water to filter down into the ground, keeping it from ending up on neighboring properties.
On April 3rd, 2014, Chicago-based transit advocates launched Transit Future, a plan to secure Cook County’s largest investment in new public transit infrastructure since 1947.
Led by the Center for Neighborhood Technology (CNT) and the Active Transportation Alliance, Transit Future offers a bold vision of what an expanded transit system in Cook County and the Chicago region could be.
This video, from the April 3 launch, features Cook County President Toni Preckwinkle, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, and Former Santa Monica Mayor Denny Zane.