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No cars on Bryn Mawr? 'It would be ludicrous,' some say

Transit Task Force finance team recommends private-sector partnerships

At Friday's meeting of the Northeastern Illinois Public Transit Task Force, the panel's finance working group recommended more "private-sector partnerships" for the region’s cash-strapped transit systems.

Working group Chair Carole Brown, a managing director at Barclay's Capital and former chairman of the Chicago Transit Authority Board, said that "the private sector and other non-traditional transportation providers" should be allowed to compete with transit agencies for public money.


Harrison Street Bridge to close starting Monday

New Metra leadership tries to escape past controversies

At Friday's board meeting, Metra's new leadership team of Chief Executive Officer Don Orseno and board Chairman Martin Oberman acted eager to move forward from recent controversies that have beset the commuter rail agency, including a delay-stricken January and the messy departure of former head Alex Clifford.


Panel: Infrastructure needs major upgrade

Gates stepping down as RTA chair

John Gates Jr. only has a handful of meetings left as chairman of the Regional Transportation Authority Board. Gates, who has served in the elected post for four years, will not seek reelection to the seat when his term expires this summer.

“For the last eight years, I have spent the majority of my time in government service,” said Gates, who was previously chairman of the Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority, at Wednesday’s board meeting. “I don’t feel like I can commit the kind of time I am committing to this over the next five years.”

Wilson Red Line station rehab moves forward as CTA, residents compromise

CTA to install 4G service in Red and Blue line tunnels later this year

CTA, union agree to extend apprentice program for ex-offenders

Kennedy Expressway should be widened: state officials