CTA seeks applications for Citizens Advisory Board

The application period has ended.

The Chicago Transit Board is seeking new members for the CTA’s Citizens Advisory Board, which advises CTA on issues, services and policies related to meeting the transportation needs of the region’s customers.

Established by the Illinois General Assembly in 1983, the CAB comprises 11 members from the CTA service area, which includes Chicago and 35 surrounding suburbs. The committee is designated and functions as an advisory body, and includes representatives of community organizations, commercial and business groups, and senior citizens with an interest in public transportation. Members serve a two-year term.

The Board’s feedback and recommendations help inform CTA policies related to service, customer experience and other facets of transit operations.

“The Citizens Advisory Board is a vital link between the CTA and its customers," said Chicago Transit Board Chairman Lester Barclay, who was the former chairman of the CAB before being appointed as Board President. “We are seeking individuals from all over the Chicago region, including suburbs served by CTA, to offer the CTA their time, and unique and deep expertise. Their contributions and recommendations will assist the CTA in assessing the impact of its policies and programs on the communities we serve."

The committee meets quarterly at CTA Headquarters, 567 W. Lake Street, Chicago. CTA is seeking individuals with a wide range of experience with public transit. Moreover, selected members should reflect the ethnic, cultural and geographic diversity of all persons residing within the metropolitan region in which CTA provides service.

Applications for the CAB can be done in two ways:

  1. Fill out the online form
  2. Print and complete the attached .pdf, then return to:
    Office of the Chairman
    567 W. Lake Street, 5th Floor
    Chicago, Illinois 60661
    Fax: 1-312-681-5025

The deadline for applications is April 28. CTA will announce the CAB selections later this spring.

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