Accessibility

Task force reviews 2 plans for Chicago transit overhaul

Posted on March 13, 2014

CHICAGO — A task force appointed by Gov. Pat Quinn to study reform of the Chicago region’s public transit system is reviewing two plans that would significantly overhaul the way the area’s buses and trains are overseen and operated, the Chicago Tribune reported.

One proposal would create a "super agency" under which the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA), Metra and Pace would be consolidated into a unified entity. The other plan would place the transit boards under the direction of the Illinois Department of Transportation, which would essentially give the governor control of the transit system.

The group rejected two other proposals. One called for strengthening the Chicago Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) with more power and authority and the other would have eliminated the RTA but given the CTA, Metra and Pace more autonomy. For the full story, click here.

View comments or post a comment on this story. (0 Comments)

More News

NYC Transit hires first-ever accessibility chief

Tasked with overseeing and implementing initiative to expand accessibility to subway and bus customers, and improve paratransit service.

ABQ RIDE ads 44 Glavals for Sun Van paratransit service

Just like more recent models of Sun Vans, the new Glaval models still carry up to 14 riders, with room for as many as three wheelchair passengers.

NYC Transit continues work to improve rail accessibility

The 86 St R project will add elevators and reconfigure station infrastructure — such as handrails, turnstiles and powered gates, Braille signage, and platform panels — for full accessibility.

U. of Minn. measures effects of congestion on access to jobs by car

Los Angeles is the top Metro area for loss in job accessibility due to congestion.

Space Coast community event to feature Q'Straint's Quantum system

The system is designed to ensure new levels of rider independence, safety, and dignity.

See More News

Post a Comment

Post Comment

Comments (0)

More From The World's Largest Fleet Publisher

Automotive Fleet

The Car and truck fleet and leasing management magazine

Business Fleet

managing 10-50 company vehicles

Fleet Financials

Executive vehicle management

Government Fleet

managing public sector vehicles & equipment

TruckingInfo.com

THE COMMERCIAL TRUCK INDUSTRY’S MOST IN-DEPTH INFORMATION SOURCE

Work Truck Magazine

The number 1 resource for vocational truck fleets

Schoolbus Fleet

Serving school transportation professionals in the U.S. and Canada

LCT Magazine

Global Resource For Limousine and Bus Transportation

Please sign in or register to .    Close