Effective July 1, 2011, the provisions of Articles 1, 5, 10, 20, 50, and 75 of the State Officials and Employees Ethics Act (5 ILCS/430 et seq.) apply to the Regional Transportation Authority (“RTA”), the Suburban Bus Division (Pace), the Commuter Rail Division (Metra) and the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA). These entities are referred to collectively as the Regional Transit Boards. For purposes of the above-mentioned articles of the Ethics Act, the terms “employees” and “state employees” include the employees of and appointees to the governing boards of the Regional Transit Boards. The Ethics Act and other ethics-related laws, rules, and policies, are intended to ensure that the functions of public entities, including the RTA, are conducted with fairness, honesty, and integrity. Read the Ethics Act.
The RTA has designated an ethics officer who acts as a liaison between the RTA and the Executive Inspector General and the Illinois Executive Ethics Commission and provides guidance to the RTA employees in the interpretation and implementation of the State Officials and Employees Ethics Act.
The Ethics Officer for the RTA is:
175 W. Jackson Blvd., Suite 1550