The Chicago Region’s Transit Future

Date(s) - 07/31/18
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

MPC Conference Center

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MPC Roundtable
The Chicago Region’s Transit Future

July 31, 2018, Noon to 1:30 p.m. CST

The Chicago region has one of the most extensive transit systems in the country, carrying nearly 2 million riders each weekday on CTA, Metra and Pace.  Indeed, transit is a major factor in enabling a large metro area like ours to even exist.

At the same time, our transportation system is at a crossroads: We need significant ongoing investment to keep pace with maintenance needs (as documented in the Regional Transportation Authority’s Invest in Transit plan for the region) and we need to grapple with and plan for an uncertain future, including new transportation providers entering the market, the availability of real-time data for users, and autonomous vehicles.

In this changing environment, how can transit adapt and thrive? Join MPC and leaders of our region’s transit agencies for a lively discussion about the future of transit in our region.

Roundtable Panelists:

  • Dorval Carter, President, Chicago Transit Authority
  • Jim Derwinski, CEO/Executive Director, Metra
  • Leanne Redden, Executive Director, Regional Transportation Authority
  • Thomas J. (T.J.) Ross, Executive Director, Pace Bus
  • Moderated by Audrey Wennink, Director of Transportation, Metropolitan Planning Council