At yesterday's CTA board meeting, Riders for Better Transit gave the following public comments:
As most of us know, CTA has a very popular Bus Tracker service that provides real-time arrival information for CTA buses.
We all love to talk about the need for better rail service, but rarely notice when these complicated infrastructure projects actually find a solution.
Released Tuesday, October 11
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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.
Fri., Oct. 14, 9 a.m.
547 W. Jackson Blvd., Chicago, Ill.
Thur., Oct. 20, 9:30 a.m.
175 W. Jackson Blvd., Suite 1650, Chicago, Ill.
Thank you Alderman Solis for requesting 39 new bicycle racks for Chicago's 25th Ward!
Free help is available from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency encouraging governments to implement smart growth practices.
Last week’s Don’t X Out Public Transportation rally was a huge success! Thank you to all those who participated.
I really like and appreciate the ongoing coverage of our ailing transit system provided by Tribune transportation reporter John Hilkevitch
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.