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Transport Chicago: Rivers Run Through it

MPC’s Josh Ellis is moderating a panel called “Rivers Run Throught It” at Transport Chicago’s Annual Conference.

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Chicago’s rivers are having a moment. The Riverwalk, new riverfront development, and the city’s Our Great Rivers vision have helped turn more and more attention to our rivers. Water Taxi service and ridership continue to grow, as do opportunities for continuous river trail. With that comes questions – what is the potential, or upper limit, of waterborne transit on Chicago’s rivers? Can water taxis be integrated into the regional transit system? What can Chicago learn from global river cities with robust water-based transit? What obstacles face a Chicago River Trail? Can we achieve the Our Great Rivers stated 2030 goals of integrated transit on land water, and continuous riverfront trails?

Jeff Sriver, Chicago Department of Transportation
Andrew Sargis, Chicago Water Taxi
Peter Hurtado, Urban Breezes