Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel wants a task force to come up with ideas to address transportation clutter around the museum campus now that the new Lucas Museum of Narrative Art will be coming to the area.
A 21-person task force has been assembled to recommend transportation improvement options and consider those already proposed by the Lucas museum's site selection committee. The task force will be discussing the "transportation enhancements” over the next three months.
Emanuel has pledged not to tap "taxpayer support" for the new Lucas facility other than the land that was provided for free. Taxpayer funds could, however, be used in part to pay for transportation upgrades in the area.
Some of the proposed suggestions for transportation improvement by the selection committee involve new bike paths, enhancements to 31st Street, trolley service and rapid transit buses, among others.
In addition to community members and government representatives, the task force is comprised of officials from the Shedd Aquarium, Field Museum, Adler Planetarium, Lucas Museum of Narrative Art and the Chicago Bears, according to the newspaper.
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