UIC GREAT CITIES INSTITUTE & URBAN TRANSPORTATION CENTER EXPLORE THE FUTURE OF THE RTA

Top Experts Examine Governance, Management & Infrastructure Transformation

WHAT: With the Regional Transportation Agency (RTA) under fire, key transportation experts will explore options for “The Future of RTA and Regional Transportation Planning” at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) Great Cities Institute (GCI), as part of its 2013 REAL TIME CHICAGO series. The discussion is co-sponsored by the Urban Transportation Center at UIC, a research unit within the College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs.

A high-level panel will examine the needs and opportunities for developing a transparent and effective governing structure for the nation’s third largest multi-modal transit network.

WHO:

    Panelists:  

  • Frank Beal, executive director, Metropolis Strategies
  • Randy Blakenhorn, executive director, Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP)
  • Jacky Grimshaw, vice president of policy, Center for Neighborhood Technology (CNT)
  • Steve Schlickman, executive director, UIC Urban Transportation Center (UTC)
  • Peter Skosey, executive vice president, Metropolitan Planning Council (MPC)

     Moderator:

  • Teresa Córdova, director, UIC Great Cities Institute (GCI)

WHEN:   Panel Discussion — Attendance is free
The Future of RTA
                   3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Tuesday, December 3, 2013

WHERE:  UIC Student Center East, Room 302
750 Halsted St.
Chicago, IL  60607

WHY: Transportation plays a critical role in the economic and social vitality of communities, directly impacting poverty levels, jobs and access to essential services. As a result, there has been increased scrutiny and analysis of the ability of the current RTA to meet the current and future transportation needs of a growing and complex region serving approximately 8.3 million people across six counties.

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