Report: Chicago needs mobility chief

Chicago’s next mayor should have a chief mobility officer to handle issues like ride-share regulation and self-driving cars, as technology continues to change how people get around the Midwest city.

That’s the advice from a report from current Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s mobility task force. Other recommendations from the task force’s report include a pilot program for electric scooters and an increase in the state gas tax, according to The Chicago Tribune.

In total, the task force came up with 50 separate recommendations, covering concerns such as accessibility, congestion and the drop in public transit use.

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