For immediate release
DATE: August 10, 2009
CONTACT: Diane Palmer, Director of Communications, RTA
RTA ANNOUNCES BUDGET HEARINGS SCHEDULE
Hearings set to gather input and continue capital funding discussions
CHICAGO – The RTA will host a series of public hearings in August and September to discuss the 2010 budget, provide updates on state and federal capital funding and review recommended projects for RTA funding programs. During the public hearings, RTA Board members will offer opening remarks followed by RTA senior staff, who will conduct presentations. Attendees will have the opportunity to make public comments. Meetings are open to the general public and are ADA accessible. If you require a reasonable accommodation in order to attend a meeting or have questions, please call 312-913-3153 (TTY - 312-913-3111) at least 2 business days before the meeting. For more information, visit www.MovingBeyondCongestion.org.
Schedule of Public Hearings
Central Monday, August 24 – 9 am.
University Center (Loop Room), 525 S. State St., Chicago
South Monday, August 24 – 6:00 p.m.
Carter G. Woodson Public Library (Auditorium), 9625 S. Halsted, Chicago
Southwest Tuesday, August 25 – 6:00 p.m.
National Museum of Mexican Art (Main Room), 1852 W. 19th Street, Chicago
West Tuesday, September 1 – 6:00 p.m.
Malcolm X College (2nd floor - room 2418), 1900 W. Van Buren, Chicago
North Wednesday, September 2 – 6:00 p.m.
Truman College (Student Café), 1145 W. Wilson Ave., Chicago
SUBURBAN COOK COUNTY
West Thursday, August 27 – 6:00 p.m.
Hillside Village Hall (Board/Court Room), 425 Hillside Ave., Hillside
South Monday, August 31 – 6:00 p.m.
South Suburban Mayors & Managers (Room 1906), 1904 W. 174th St., East Hazel Crest
North Tuesday, September 1 – 6:00 p.m.
Pace Headquarters (Board Room), 550 W. Algonquin Rd., Arlington Heights
Monday, August 24 – 6:00 p.m.
Woodstock Admin. Bldg. (Conference Room A), 667 Ware Rd., Woodstock
Tuesday, August 25 – 6:00 p.m.
The Centre of Elgin (Heritage Ballroom), 100 Symphony Way, Elgin
Wednesday, August 26 – 6:00 p.m.
Joliet Historical Museum (Caterpillar Auditorium), 204 N. Ottawa St., Joliet
Thursday, August 27 – 6:00 p.m.
University Ctr. of Lake County (2nd Fl - Room 212), 1200 University Center Dr., Grayslake
(Enter at Main Entrance off Washington St. at Lancer Lane)
Monday, August 31 – 6:00 p.m.
DuPage Co. Building (Auditorium), 421 N. County Farm Rd., Wheaton
Meetings are open to the general public and are ADA accessible. If you require a reasonable accommodation in order to attend a meeting or have questions, please call 312-913-3153 (TTY - 312-913-3111) at least 2 business days before the meeting. For more information, visit www.MovingBeyondCongestion.org.
About the RTA: The RTA provides financial oversight, funding and regional planning for the three public transit operations in Northeastern Illinois: The Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) bus and train, Metra commuter rail and Pace suburban bus and paratransit. For more information, visit www.rtachicago.com and www.MovingBeyondCongestion.org.