Public Hearing Scheduled for November 8 on 2007 Budget Recommendation

November 3, 2006

The Chicago Transit Board will hold a public hearing for CTA customers and the general public to provide comment on the President's 2007 Budget Recommendations on Wednesday, November 8 at 6 p.m., at CTA Headquarters, 567 W. Lake Street, in the second floor conference room. The 2007 proposed budget was released for review on October 12.

The 2007 budget recommendations include an operating budget of $1.133 billion.

Written and oral comments will be taken into consideration prior to implementation of the 2007 budget. This input will be welcomed at the hearing or by correspondence addressed to Gregory P. Longhini, Assistant Secretary of the Board, Chicago Transit Authority, P.O. Box 7567, Chicago, Illinois 60680-7567. Deadline to submit written comments is Tuesday,
November 14, 2006. E-mail comments may be submitted through Tuesday, November 14, 2006 by writing to CTABoard@transitchicago.com.

The proposed budget is available for public review at the CTA's General Office at the 567 W. Lake Street, Chicago, Illinois, 60661, second floor, weekdays between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Regular and large print copies are available at this location. Copies are also available at the main office of the Regional Transportation Authority, reception desk, Suite 1550,
175 W. Jackson, Chicago, Illinois 60604. A copy of the proposed budget is also posted on the CTA's web site at www.transitchicago.com. Following is a list of libraries and additional locations where the document is available.

Chicago Public Library - 3 Regional Locations
Harold Washington Public Library
400 S. State Street, 10th Floor
Chicago, IL 60605

Sulzer Regional Library
4455 N. Lincoln Avenue
Chicago, IL 60625

Woodson Regional Library
9525 S. Halsted Street
Chicago, IL 60628

Suburban Libraries
Evanston Public Library
1703 Orrington Avenue
Evanston, IL 60201

Evergreen Park Public Library
9400 S. Troy Avenue
Evergreen Park, IL 60805

Oak Park Public Library
834 Lake Street
Oak Park, IL 60301

Riverdale Public Library
208 W. 144th Street
Riverdale, IL 60827

Skokie Public Library
5215 W. Oakton Street
Skokie, IL 60077

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