Take a Ride: The Green Line and the Future of Equitable Transit in Chicago

The Chicago Maroon | May 31, 2022

The COVID-19 pandemic has further widened the disparity in transit access throughout Chicago. With many people working from home during the pandemic, the CTA saw declining ridership and staff shortages and subsequently reduced the number of scheduled trains and buses. This left many Chicagoans, particularly those who depend on public transit to reach jobs and basic necessities such as groceries and health care, with limited access to transit. “The riders that continued to use public transit, even throughout the pandemic, were not necessarily going to the Loop,” said Heidy Persaud of the urban planning nonprofit Center for Neighborhood Technology. “They were going to other areas in the city to access work or basic needs.

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Latest CNT Press Release

May 21, 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (Chicago, IL, May 21, 2019)

The Center for Neighborhood Technology (CNT) announces that its founder and long-time visionary leader, Scott Bernstein, is stepping down from the organization effective September 30, 2019.

“Scott has had tremendous influence in making cities more equitable and more sustainable,” said CNT Board Chair Robert Henderson. “From his innovative ideas for handling water, energy, transportation, and other critical urban systems, to his collaboration with CNT staff in pioneering data analysis of underlying environmental and economic patterns in order to find sustainable solutions – in these and many other ways Scott has helped change the way cities function today, for all of us. Like so many others on the CNT board and staff, I am grateful for his extraordinary contributions.”

“I continue to believe in the importance of pursuing environmental sustainability and urban equity simultaneously, and I look... Read the rest of this Press Release »