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MPC Roundtable
SOLD OUT! The Chicago Region’s Transit Future

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

This is a past event

Metropolitan Planning Council
140 S. Dearborn, Suite 1400
Chicago, IL 60603

Hosted by: Metropolitan Planning Council

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This event is sold out! Due to the high demand for this roundtable, we've added a live stream so that you don't miss out on this one-of-a-kind conversation. Online viewers and social media users will have a chance to participate during the Q&A.

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

The program begins at noon, with brief presentations followed by a panel discussion and Q&A. Seating will be limited, so be sure to register online in advance.

The cost of the event is $15 for MPC donors and students with a current ID, $30 for all others. Lunch is included; please indicate any dietary restrictions when you register.

MPC thanks ChariotSTV and WSP USA for their generous sponsorship of this event.

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Metropolitan Planning Council 140 S. Dearborn St.
Suite 1400
Chicago, Ill. 60603
312 922 5616

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