Building a 21st Century Transit System: A discussion of public transportation’s future, funding and governance in Chicagoland.
We’re bringing together civic and public sector leaders in transportation to help answer tough questions about the challenges of providing a world-class transit system, including:
Governance Matters: Chicagoland transit service is managed by four different agencies with 47 board members appointed by elected officials in different levels of government. What’s working, what isn’t, and how can we improve the system? Find out in this panel moderated by Steve Schlickman, executive director of the UIC Urban Transportation Center, and featuring panelists Frank Beal, executive director of Metropolis Strategies; Dan Cronin, chairman of DuPage County; and John Gates, chairman of the RTA.
Funding Matters: Creating a world-class transit system will require increasing investment in transit, but where will the money come from? Learn about the barriers and the options for funding in this panel moderated by Jon Hilkevitch of the Chicago Tribune, and featuring panelists Randy Blankenhorn, executive director of the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning; Kevin DeGood, deputy policy director of Transportation for America; and Peter Skosey, vice president of the Metropolitan Planning Council.
Also featuring: Presentations by noted urban policy expert and commentator Carol Coletta and Scott Bernstein, president of the Center for Neighborhood Technology.
Attendees must register through the website.