Chicago Transit Authority
The Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) operates the nation's second largest public transportation system via bus and rail. An independent governmental agency serving the City of Chicago and 35 surrounding suburbs, CTA receives federal, state and local funding in addition to fare revenues. The Board of Directors consists of seven members, four appointed by the Mayor of Chicago and three appointed by the Governor of Illinois.
Grades are based on information from December 2019
The first step toward participating in a public meeting is knowing when and where it is, and getting context on the decisions it’s been making.
The Illinois Attorney General has said that all public bodies subject to the Open Meetings Act must provide an opportunity for members of the public to address public officials at open meetings. Public comment periods offer an avenue for people to support or oppose policy decisions and provide information that might not otherwise be represented in a meeting.
Knowing the time and location of a meeting is one thing, but it doesn’t necessarily make getting there any easier. Varying meeting times and locations can reduce barriers for attendees.