Board Member Spotlight: Director Phil Fuentes Wins MALDEF Award

On behalf of the RTA, I want to congratulate Director Phil Fuentes, who received the Corporate Social Responsibility Award from the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF) last week at their Chicago Awards Gala.

Founded in 1968, MALDEF is the nation’s leading Latino legal civil rights organization. Often described as the “law firm of the Latino community,” MALDEF promotes social change through advocacy, community education, and litigation in the areas of education, employment, immigrant rights and political access.

Director Fuentes has dedicated his career to making our public transit system reliable and affordable. He has a strong passion to establish an effective ADA paratranist system and improving the accessibility of our main line systems.

Once again, congratulations Director Fuentes on your prestigious award, and we are grateful for your continued service and dedication to mass transit.