Posts tagged "RTA"

Ideas for fixing public transit start with more RTA power, control

CTA President Forrest Claypool has completed two-plus weeks on his new job. I heard he’ll be in Washington, D.C., this week to talk about CTA capital funding needs for new projects such as the Red Line extension and for basic maintenance for the rail lines. Sounds like the perfect time to restart the conversation on... Read more »

New RTA chair; new life for O'Hare express?

John Gates Jr., the newly appointed chairman of the RTA, is saying all the right things so far: Move past the city-suburban factionalism and partisan politics. Develop more private-public partnerships in transit. And operationally, finding a top notch RTA executive director to replace Steve Schlickman, who retires in October. We’ll give Gates some time to... Read more »