April 10, 2024

Duckworth Discusses Chicagoland Transportation Priorities with Regional Transportation Authority


[WASHINGTON, D.C.] – U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) this week met with Chicago Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) Executive Director Leanne Redden and other RTA leaders and members to discuss the agency’s funding and priorities for the upcoming Fiscal Year 2025. The RTA region’s system provides more than two million rides each weekday on bus and rail services in Cook, DuPage, Kane, Lake, McHenry and Will counties and serves approximately 8.4 million residents. A photo of this meeting is available on the Senator’s website.

“Millions of Chicagoland residents rely on the CTA, Metra and Pace to get to work, school and so much more every day, so it’s critical these transit providers have the support they need to ensure safe, easy and efficient travel,” said Duckworth. “It was great to meet with RTA leaders to learn how they are committed to accelerating their transition to a zero-emission system and their continued commitment to safety and accessibility, and I will do everything I can to ensure they have the support needed from the federal level.”

Duckworth is a member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation and is a strong advocate for federal support to improve our nation’s infrastructure and make it more accessible for all. Duckworth’s All Stations Accessibility Program (ASAP) Act provisions were included in the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, which is providing $1.75 billion over five years to help build ramps, install elevators and make other improvements to help ensure our nation’s transit systems are actually, finally usable for those with disabilities.