DuPage Public Transit Committee Committed to Railroad Safety in 2014

The Daily Herald reports that 2013 sees spike in train vs. car, pedestrian collisions.

As Chairman of the DuPage County Public Transit Committee one of our goals for 2014 is making sure we have safe railroad crossings.  Dan Thomas, Principal Planner for the Division of Transportation has implemented a Metra Station Survey tool used by the Active Transportation Alliance in Kane County and adapted it to our needs in DuPage County.  Mr. Thomas has begun the survey.  

In addition to Mr. Thomas working on the survey, I have been attending the meetings of the DuPage Railroad safety Council.  The DuPage Railroad Safety Council is made up of railroad officials, government officials, engineers, educators and private citizens who have a deep concern for safety at railroad crossings. The Council was founded on April 30, 1994 as an outgrowth of a Railroad Safety Conference called by the Chairman of the DuPage County Board. Since that time, the Council has met regularly to examine ways to heighten awareness and improve safety conditions at railroad crossings and to work with civic and railroad leaders to stop preventable accidents along railroad right of ways.

You can read the full story from the Daily Herald  here.

You can learn more about the DuPage County Public Transit Committee here.

Information about the DuPage Railroad Safety Council is posted here.

Kick Off Fundraiser for Pamela Miles DuPage County Board District 3

Very honored to be hosting this event along with Tony Michelassi and Laurie Nowak for Pamela Miles – DuPage County Board District 3

DuPage County to host informational meetings for Human Service Grant Fund applicants

My Suburban Life reports the following

DuPage County will host two informational meetings in January about the Human Services Grant Fund, according to a county news release.
Nonprofits interested in applying for a grant can attend meetings at 2 p.m. Jan. 3 and at 10:30 a.m. Jan. 8 in room 3-500B in the DuPage County JTK Administration Building at 421 N. County Farm Road in Wheaton.
The fund was created to assist organizations that cater to the human services needs of county residents, and will distribute $1 million to recipients this year, the release said.  You can find more information here.

This Week’s Meetings

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Reboot Illinois/Citizens Club of Springfield Tax Forum Part 1

Reboot Illinois Forum on Tax Reform is a great source of information.  You can view the 6 part series in the following posts. Thank you Reboot Illinois for understanding the importance of having a fair and balanced forum.