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Regional Transportation Authority

New RTA ads target the perils of parking

RTA Board chairman: Raise Illinois’ gas tax

Regional Transportation Authority Board Chairman Kirk Dillard during a Monday City Club of Chicago event called for an increase to Illinois’ motor fuel tax as a way to generate revenue for the transportation infrastructure updates. The RTA is charged with administering funding for the Chicago Transit Authority, Metra and Pace.

RTA: Fare hikes, service cuts 'very likely' if Rauner budget flies

RTA signs off on $2.9 billion 2015 budget; $3.8 billion, five-year capital plan

The Regional Transportation Authority Board on Wednesday unanimously approved a $2.9 billion 2015 operational budget for the three service boards whose financing it oversees – the Chicago Transit Authority, Metra and Pace.

The CTA will receive $1.44 billion under the budget plan, the lion’s share of the funding. The RTA allocated $753.1 million for Metra and $223.3 million for Pace, according to a press release from the agency. RTA’s 2015 budget also sets aside $172.2 million for ADA paratransit and $42.2 million for the RTA’s own operations.

RTA Board makes Leanne Redden permanent executive director

The Regional Transportation Authority Board approved the appointment of Leanne Redden to a three-year term as the agency’s executive director on Wednesday.

Redden has served as the RTA’s acting executive director since March. The board selected her for that post in December after former Executive Director Joe Costello announced his resignation.  

2 Chicago suburbs may change rules for development near CTA stops

Tax revenue surge fuels increase in transit agency budgets

Dillard officially resigns from Illinois Senate

RTA sues on tax-region measure

RTA board elects Kirk Dillard to lead agency