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Riders for Better Transit Summit: Building a 21st Century Transit System

February 25, 2013, 8:30 a.m. to Noon

This is a past event

UBS Tower Conference Center, 1 N. Wacker Dr., Chicago

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Join Riders for Better Transit for the summit, Building a 21st Century Transit Systema discussion of public transportation’s future, funding and governance in Chicagoland. MPC's Peter Skosey will participate on the "Funding Matters" Panel. 

Click here to register. Attendance costs $25, or $15 for Active Transportation Alliance members/donors. Includes continental breakfast with coffee.


Civic and public sector leaders in transportation are invited to this summit to help answer tough questions about the challenges of providing a world-class transit system in metropolitan Chicago, 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.

Questions? Contact Brenna Conway, brenna@activetrans.org.


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