Governor Pritzker Signs Rebuild Illinois into Law: Public Transit Funding a Key Element of the Legislation
June 28, 2019
June 28, 2019
CHICAGO –A few moments ago, Governor J.B. Pritzker signed Rebuild Illinois into law. This is a momentous day for infrastructure funding in our state, ending a decade without a statewide capital bill.
The media statement from the leaders of RTA, CTA, Metra and Pace is below.
The RTA worked with the transit agencies and regional stakeholders to create Invest in Transit, the regional transit strategic plan that makes the case for the sustainable, long term funding the regional transit system needs.
Public transportation is essential to the RTA region; it is the backbone of its transportation system and a key driver of the economy. This is the inspiration for the RTA’s summer’s campaign, #WeCanAllAgreeOnTransit, which includes social media posts with riders acknowledging their differences and emphasizing what they have in common: riding the regional transit system. Here’s an advance preview of one post that will be released later this summer and more can be found on the RTA’s YouTube channel, RTAchicagoland. The RTA encourages riders to “like” and “share” these posts and email the agency their own “we can all agree on transit” posts to firstname.lastname@example.org.