Public Transit Task Force Members AWOL at Committee Meeting

The House Mass Transit Committee met in Chicago this week to discuss an RTA Mass Transit Reform Report and Plan, but none of the people who authored the report bothered to show up.

The RTA Mass Transit Reform Plan was created by Governor Quinn’s 15-member Northeastern Illinois Public Transit Task Force. While representatives from the Regional Transportation Authority (RTA), Chicago Transit Authority (CTA), PACE and Metra were on hand at the meeting to answer committee questions, State Representative Mike Tryon (R-Crystal Lake), who serves as the Republican Spokesperson for the House Mass Transit Committee, said he was extremely disappointed that task force members were not there to answer questions. Read the rest of the story.