Saturday, March 21, 2009

State Legislature Holding Public Hearings on Capital Investments in Transit

This announcement from Moving Beyond Congestion:

Public hearings on capital investments in transit and other transportation infrastructure are coming to your community. Below is the schedule of meetings being held in the RTA's service area:



Copley Theater
8 E. Galena Blvd., Aurora, IL
10 a.m.

North Suburbs


Northbrook Library Auditorium
1201 Cedar Ln. Northbrook, IL
6 p.m.

Chicago: South


Simeon Career Academy Auditorium
8147 S. Vincennes Ave. , Chicago, IL
10 a.m.

South Suburbs


South Suburban College
Kindig Performing Arts Center
15800 S. State St., South Holland, IL
6 p.m.

Chicago: West


Austin Town Hall Auditorium
5610 W. Lake St., Chicago, IL
10 a.m.

Chicago: North


Advocate Illinois Masonic
Medical Center Olson Auditorium
836 W. Wellington Ave., Chicago,
6 p.m.

We encourage you to attend these hearings and show your support for our regional transit system. The RTA, CTA, Metra and Pace have identified a $10 billion capital funding need over the next five years. These funds will be used to make critical repairs and upgrades to the system, purchase new buses and trains, build new stations and make other critical improvements.

Visit to learn more about transit capital needs.

We hope you can attend and learn more about these important needs and how transit can improve the economy, our environment and our quality of life.

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