Riders for Better Transit comments at CTA board meeting

Riders for Better Transit comments at CTA board meeting

At yesterday's CTA board meeting, Riders for Better Transit gave the following public comments:

Do you know about Pace WebWatch?

Do you know about Pace WebWatch?

As most of us know, CTA has a very popular Bus Tracker service that provides real-time arrival information for CTA buses.

Englewood Flyover featured in Sec. Ray LaHood's blog!

Englewood Flyover featured in Sec. Ray LaHood's blog!

We all love to talk about the need for better rail service, but rarely notice when these complicated infrastructure projects actually find a solution.

Riders for Better Transit to Testify at Transit Agency Board Meetings on Fare Increases and Service Cuts

Released Tuesday, October 11

Contact:
Ethan Spotts
Mobile 312.919.1423
Office 312.427.3325 x 287
ethan@activetrans.org

Riders for Better Transit to Testify at Transit Agency Board Meetings on Fare Increases and Service Cuts

In coming weeks, the CTA and Metra are expected to propose their 2012 budgets, which will likely include fare increases and/or service cuts.

Unfortunately, the threat of fare increases and service cuts have become an annual tradition in our region because our elected leaders have failed to adequately fund transit.

The consequences of service cuts and fare increases would be far-reaching, impacting our mobility, our economy, our quality of life, our environment and the congestion on our streets.

In short, it would make everyday activities more difficult for a wide range of people—from a child trying to get to school, a worker getting to his or her job and a grandmother trying to visit her grandchildren.

Representatives from the Riders for Better Transit initiative at the Active Transportation Alliance will be giving public comments regarding transit budgets at the following upcoming transit agency board meetings:

Chicago Transit Authority
Thur., Oct. 13, 1:30 p.m.
567 W. Lake St., Second Floor, Boardroom, Chicago, Ill.

Metra
Fri., Oct. 14, 9 a.m.
547 W. Jackson Blvd., Chicago, Ill.

RTA
Thur., Oct. 20, 9:30 a.m.
175 W. Jackson Blvd., Suite 1650, Chicago, Ill.

Active transportation gets easier in the 25th Ward

Active transportation gets easier in the 25th Ward

Thank you Alderman Solis for requesting 39 new bicycle racks for Chicago's 25th Ward!

Emanuel encourages city employees to take transit

Emanuel encourages city employees to take transit

A new travel policy for city employees will highlight transit as the preferred way to get around, according to a

Stop sprawl, free Smart Growth help for local governments!

Stop sprawl, free Smart Growth help for local governments!

Free help is available from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency encouraging governments to implement smart growth practices.

Rally shined a spotlight on support for transit

Rally shined a spotlight on support for transit

Last week’s Don’t X Out Public Transportation rally was a huge success! Thank you to all those who participated.

Slow rebirth of aging transit system? Not yet

Slow rebirth of aging transit system? Not yet

I really like and appreciate the ongoing coverage of our ailing transit system provided by Tribune transportation reporter John Hilkevitch

Transit rally Tuesday: Say "no" to service delays, fare increases and over-crowding!

Transit rally Tuesday: Say "no" to service delays, fare increases and over-crowding!

While the CTA and Metra are considering fare hikes and service cuts for their 2012 budgets, our legislators in DC are considering massive cuts to funding for public transit.

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