Archive for the ‘chicago transit’ Category

Car Free Chicago

June 21, 2009

I recently discovered a helpful new website- Carfree Chicago is a community-built resource that aims to take the guess work out of carfree living while promoting responsible transportation choices. The site is structured as a community blog; it is written by carfree Chicagoans for other carfree Chicagoans.

It’s a great site for the both the carfree and for drivers who drive out of necessity but prefer not to when possible. The site is a great resouce that covers such topics as alternative transit options (car sharing, bikes, Amtrak, Metra, Pace, etc…), carfree excursions, how to deal with going carfree with a family or when grocery shopping and many other relevant topics related to carfree living. Check it out and let us know what you think!

Fast Company cites I-GO and CTA’s transit smart card

April 28, 2009

I-GO just got name-dropped by Fast Company magazine. The joint transit smart card we created with CTA—the Chicago Card Plus/I-GO Card—is one of the “12 Ideas to Build On” in the magazine’s May issue article on progressive green cities.

Our smart card program gets props for linking various modes of transportation—buses, trains, and automobiles—highlighting the importance of an extended, connected public transportation network.

Sharon Feigon, CEO of I-GO Car Sharing, explains, “We want to integrate the public-transit systems and car sharing any way we can, and sharing one card is a good way to demonstrate that these different ideas are linked.”

Other innovative ideas featured in the article include the Zero Landfill, Total Recycling program in Taipei, Taiwan; Tucson’s Healthy City Initiative; the Mortgage Foreclosure Protection Program in Philadelphia; and Vancouver’s Green Games initiative.

I-GO in the news

April 8, 2009

Just spotted a couple of nice little plugs for I-GO on the web: one piece in Northwestern University’s Medill Reports news wire on I-GO’s imminent new car locations in Beverly and Old Irving Park and another on the overall benefits of car sharing and our joint transit smart card with CTA in Chicago Green Lifestyle Examiner.