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RTA, Metra to Hold Joint 2016 Budget Hearings

October 21, 2015

The Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) and Metra will hold eight joint public hearings to gather customer input on their proposed 2016 budgets. In addition, the RTA will hold an individual public hearing in December to offer customers the chance to learn about and provide input on the proposed RTA 2016 budget, two-year regional financial plan, and five-year regional capital program.

RTA and Metra Joint Public Budget Hearings Schedule

November Public hearings are scheduled from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.


November 4

Cook County - North Suburban                             

Hanover Park Police Station

2011 W. Lake St.

Hanover Park, IL


Cook County - South Suburban                             

Homewood Village Hall

2020 Chestnut Rd.

Homewood, IL


McHenry County

Woodstock Village Hall

City Council Chambers

121 West Calhoun St.

Woodstock, IL  


Downtown Chicago

Union Station Legacy Club

500 W. Jackson Blvd.

Chicago, IL


November 5

DuPage County

Clarendon Hills Village Hall

1 N. Prospect Ave.

Clarendon Hills, IL


Kane County                                                         

Kane County Government Center

Building A/Lower Level Auditorium

719 Batavia Avenue

Geneva, IL


Lake County                                                          

Mundelein Village Hall

300 Plaza Cir.

Mundelein, IL


Will County

Will County Office Building

302 North Chicago St.                                          

Joliet, IL  


RTA Budget Public Hearing

December 3

RTA Headquarters

175 W. Jackson Blvd., 16th Floor

Chicago, IL 60604

4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

All meetings sites are ADA accessible. If a member of the public requires a reasonable accommodation in order to attend a meeting or has questions, please call 312-913-3231 (TTY - 312-913-3111) at least two business days before the meeting. For more information, call 312-913-3200.


About the RTA

The Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) is the only transit agency charged with regional financial oversight, funding, and transit planning for the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA), Metra and Pace bus and paratransit.    Riders take more than two million trips each weekday on the RTA region’s transit system in six counties with 7,200 transit route miles throughout Northeastern Illinois.  The Agency also provides customer services including online and telephone travel planning assistance and travel training for seniors and people with disabilities.  For more information, visit

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