How Chicago's current transportation projects and initiatives support sustainability

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CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- "Sustainability"....it's a word we hear all the time, and it's on the minds of many of those who build the roads we drive on, the buses we ride on, and the airports we fly from.

"It's a balancing act at the end of the day," said Albert Sosa, vice-president of HNTB Corporation.

That's how he describes the effort to create a sustainable world while still building the infrastructure to keep that world - and its economy - moving.

"We're not going to find the one size fits all solution right? There's not going to be a magic bullet that's going to be-that's going to solve every problem, right," he said. "It's gonna be incremental, it's going to be piece by piece."

Sosa and HNTB’s Chicago office are involved in some of the city's most significant transportation projects, including the Illinois Tollway renovation, and the CTA's Red Line extension....with a "greener" world as part of their goal, but he said it is not just the big projects that make a positive impact for the planet.

As we walk around the city here in Chicago, we're seeing more and more electric scooters, we're seeing more and more Divy bikes, right?

"Those types of first and last mile solutions, those personal mobility solutions-micro mobility solutions, those make a dent as well."

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