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Funding opportunity for Chicago area alternative fuel stations

August 25, 2016 – 2:01 pm | 0 views

DriveClean ChicagoDrive Clean Station Accepting Funding Applications

Deadline for Applications: October 14, 2016 at 5:00 PM CDT

Drive Clean Chicago’s Drive Clean Station grant program is now reopen and accepting applications for DC Fast Charge and Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) Station projects. Click here for the Drive Clean Station Request for Applications.

Projects must take place within the Chicago 6-county area (Cook, DuPage, Kane, Lake, McHenry, and Will Counties) in Illinois. The stations must be easily accessible to safely and conveniently accommodate all CNG vehicle types or offer CHAdeMO and/or SAE Combined Charging Standard (CCS) protocol for DC Fast Charging.

Applications must be received no later than Friday, October 14, 2016 at 5 PM CDT via email to Carl Lisek (station@drivecleanchicago.com) and Samantha Bingham (samantha.bingham@cityofchicago.org). For more information on the technologies considered and application requirements, consult the Request for Applications document.

For more information on the Drive Clean Station application process, please visit the Drive Clean Chicago website or check out these webinars:

Drive Clean Fast Charging Station Projects
In this webinar, the Chicago Department of Transportation and the Drive Clean Chicago partners review the Drive Clean Station Request for Applications with applicants interested in Fast Charging Station Projects.
Click here to watch this webinar.

Drive Clean CNG Station Projects
In this webinar, the Chicago Department of Transportation and the Drive Clean Chicago Partners review the Drive Clean Station Request for Applications with applicants interested in CNG Station Projects.
Click here to watch this webinar.

 


Can FEMA’s Flood Insurance Program afford another disaster?

August 25, 2016 – 10:13 am | 1 views
Can FEMA’s Flood Insurance Program afford another disaster?

Floods cause more damage each year in the United States than any other kind of natural disaster — so much more, in fact, that most private insurance companies stopped offering flood insurance decades ago. In …

Metra to add free Wi-Fi to 50 more cars

August 25, 2016 – 9:58 am | 2 views
Metra to add free Wi-Fi to 50 more cars

Metra plans to expand the number of rail cars with free cellular Wi-Fi hot spots by 50 cars to a total of 62, officials said Wednesday.
At the commuter rail service’s monthly board meeting, CEO Don …

Tinley Park looks to map out short- and long-term goals for village

August 25, 2016 – 9:53 am | 4 views
Tinley Park looks to map out short- and long-term goals for village

A strategic plan being mulled by Tinley Park officials could perhaps be summed up in two words — transparency and town homes.
Rebuilding “faith and trust” in village government and accelerating development in the Oak Park …

Rep. Davis on school funding: ‘It’s better when everybody wins’

August 25, 2016 – 9:44 am | 3 views
Rep. Davis on school funding: ‘It’s better when everybody wins’

Rep. Will Davis (D-Homewood) is one of 25 appointees serving on a bipartisan commission tasked to present the Illinois Legislature with a new education funding formula.
Davis told the Homewood-Flossmoor Chronicle that doesn’t necessarily mean moving …

Orland trims Taste waste

August 24, 2016 – 9:46 am | 13 views
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Orland Park’s effort to reduce the amount of garbage generated by its annual Taste of Orland Park food and music festival was successful, although refinements are in the works for next year, according to Assistant …

Free transit-oriented development technical assistance now available

August 23, 2016 – 11:45 am | 18 views
Free transit-oriented development technical assistance now available

Each year, the Federal Transit Administration in partnership with Smart Growth America offers free technical assistance to communities to develop tools, guidance, and other resources for enhancing transit-oriented development (TOD) within transit corridors or around …

Rent-to-own homes: A win-win for landlords, a risk for struggling tenants

August 22, 2016 – 4:08 pm | 31 views
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Alex Szkaradek is a landlord who seems to have the best of both worlds.
Mr. Szkaradek, 36, collects rent, but he never has to pay for repairs on any of the more than 5,500 homes — …

Comcast launches gigabit-speed internet throughout the Chicago area

August 22, 2016 – 11:43 am | 17 views
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Comcast is launching an internet service Wednesday that will deliver gigabit speeds throughout the Chicago area over its existing network.
The new service uses a special modem but requires no additional wiring, opening the door to …