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Citizen Advisory Board

The RTA Transit Access Citizens Advisory Board (RTACAB) advises the RTA Board of Directors and staff on issues related to the coordination of accessible public transportation services across the region, the provision and efficiency of other regional transportation programs, and the impact of the RTA’s policies and programs on the communities within the metropolitan region.

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RTA Transit Access Citizen Advisory Board

The RTACAB is composed of professionals from agencies serving people with disabilities and older adults throughout the RTA’s six-county region, the Chicago Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities commissioner, CTA, Metra and Pace Citizen Advisory Boards chairmen, as well as chairmen of their respective ADA Advisory committees.

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Upcoming Meetings

The following are the 2023 dates of the RTA Transit Access Citizens Advisory Board:

Monday January 23, 2023
10:00 a.m. to noon
Location: TBD*

Monday April 24, 2023
10:00 a.m. to noon
Location: TBD*

Monday July 24, 2023
10:00 a.m. to noon
Location: TBD*

Monday October 23, 2023
10:00 a.m. to noon
Location: TBD*


Find all agendas, minutes, and materials for current and past meetings of the Citizen Advisory Board on the Meeting Materials page. 

The RTA will provide reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities who need to attend or observe a meeting. Please call Michael VanDekreke, Director, Mobility Services at (312) 913-3204 or email him at vandekrekem@rtachicago.org to request accommodations. Due to the unpredictable nature of the COVID-19 pandemic, the meeting location will be announced closer to the date of each meeting. Meetings will either take place virtually via Zoom or in person at RTA headquarters.

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Voting Members

Jackie Forbes, Chair

Laura Saltzman
City of Chicago

Ryan Peterson
McHenry County

David Ogunbode, Vice Chair

Wendie Garlich
Will County

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CTA Citizen Advisory Board

Patricia Glees
Kane County

Joe Surdham
Lake County

Joe McCabe
Metra Citizen Advisory Board

Jodi Hefler
DuPage County

Sherrine Peyton
Suburban Cook

Adam H. Kerman
Pace Citizen Advisory Board


Non-Voting Members

Commissioner Rachel Arfa
Chicago Mayor’s Office for People With Disabilities

Jamel Powell
Pace ADA Advisory Committee - Suburban

Steve Hastalis
Metra ADA Advisory Committee
Kerry Moore
Pace ADA Advisory Committee- Chicago
Joe Albritton
CTA ADA Advisory Committee


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