Next Chicago mayor should tap a mobility chief, report says

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Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel (center) and Chicago Transit Authority President Dorval Carter (to his right) attend a ribbon cutting for the North Terminal of the 95th/Dan Ryan Station. Photo: Chicago Transit Authority

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel (center) and Chicago Transit Authority President Dorval Carter (to his right) attend a ribbon cutting for the North Terminal of the 95th/Dan Ryan Station. Photo: Chicago Transit Authority

CHICAGO — The next mayor should have a chief mobility officer to handle issues like ride-share regulation and self-driving cars, according to recommendations issued by a mobility task force created by Mayor Rahm Emanuel, reported The Chicago Tribune.

Other recommendations from the task force’s report include, a pilot program for electric scooters, and an increase in the state gas tax.

The mobility task force, chaired by former U.S. DOT Secretary Ray LaHood, includes academics, government officials, and members of the private sector. For the full story, click here.