RTA Board Chairman Kirk Dillard sent a letter to Illinois legislators on May 18, 2020 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Later in May, the General Assembly met and passed a state budget that funds the region’s essential transit system.
Dear transit riders, I want to wish you all a Happy New Year and reflect on the RTA’s accomplishments over the past year. The RTA’s
I’m pleased to report that the RTA Board of Directors today adopted the 2020-2024 capital program and 2020 annual operating budgets for the RTA and
Today the RTA is excited to welcome two new members to the RTA Board of Directors. Their appointments are a great addition to the region’s
Last weekend I joined Rick Pearson on WGN Radio to discuss Rebuild Illinois and how the new capital program will improve mass transit in our
Yesterday, I had the honor of speaking at the City Club Chicago about the current state of our mass transit system. At the RTA, our
Today the RTA, CTA, Metra, Pace and Amtrak joined mass transit districts across Illinois for a Get on Board Day event at Chicago’s Union Station.
The RTA announces the appointment of Alexandra Holt as its newest board member, representing the City of Chicago. Director Holt replaces Director Anthony Anderson, whose term
I want to take a moment to celebrate the RTA’s accomplishments in 2018 and highlight our plans for 2019 and beyond. Our efforts collaborating with
The RTA is pleased to announce the appointment of Christopher J. Groven as its newest board member, representing Kane County. Director Groven replaces Director Donald
Today, the RTA announced the appointment of Dr. Brian Sager as its newest board member, representing McHenry County. Dr. Sager has been the mayor of
Infrastructure isn’t sexy. Roads and highways, trains and buses; these are not topics known to elicit a lot of excitement. National Infrastructure Week, May 14-
I applaud Crain’s story “What’s making traffic worse in Chicago? Signs point to Uber, Lyft” (3/19). We all see the ride-hailing company logos in car
This Letter to the Editor was featured in Crain’s on January 12, 2018. I smiled at the photo of an el train embedded in “What’s behind
As we head into 2018, I wanted to take a moment to look back on 2017 and share what the RTA has accomplished. We think
At this morning’s meeting, the RTA Board of Directors unanimously approved the 2018 operating budgets for the RTA, CTA, Metra and Pace totaling $4.2 billion.
Today the Regional Transportation Authority announced the appointment of Thomas J. Kotel as our newest board member, representing the City of Chicago. Mr. Kotel is
In a recent Crain’s article a consulting firm ran a study to find out which city would be the best fit for Amazon’s 2nd headquarters.