CTA Statement Regarding Governor’s Budget Address

February 16, 2005

The Governor's commitment to funding transit is an important recognition of the value of transit to this region. The CTA looks forward to working with the Governor and the General Assembly this spring as they revamp the way public transportation is funded. We will also continue to work closely with the RTA, and our sister agencies, Metra and Pace, to pursue strong, dedicated revenue flows that will grow to meet the transportation needs of our entire region.

We are grateful that the Governor recognizes the value of transit to our region's economy, as well as the impact massive service cuts would have on traffic congestion and air pollution in both Chicago and the suburbs. Improving transit funding will benefit our entire region.

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