RTA Transit Access Citizens 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. 

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.

2022 RTACAB Meeting Schedule

The following are the 2022 dates of the RTA Transit Access Citizens Advisory Board:

Monday January 24, 2022
Agenda
10:00 a.m. to noon
Location: Join via Zoom

Monday April 25, 2022
Agenda
10:00 a.m. to noon
Location: Join via Zoom

Monday July 25, 2022
10:00 a.m. to noon
Location: TBD*

Monday October 24, 2022
10:00 a.m. to noon
Location: TBD*

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.

Previous meeting materials

January 24, 2022

October 25, 2021

July 26, 2021

May 24, 2021

January 25, 2021

October 5, 2020

February 3, 2020

October 7, 2019

April 1, 2019

January 7, 2019

Archived RTA Transit Access Advisory Committee Meeting Agendas and Minutes 

RTACAB Members

Voting Members

Jackie Forbes, Chair

David Ogunbode, Vice Chair

Patricia Glees
Kane County

Jodi Hefler
DuPage County

Laura Saltzman
City of Chicago

Wendie Garlich
Will County

Joe Surdham
Lake County

Sherrine Peyton
Suburban Cook

Ryan Peterson
McHenry County

Open
CTA Citizen Advisory Board

Joe McCabe
Metra Citizen Advisory Board

Adam H. Kerman
Pace Citizen Advisory Board


Non-Voting Members

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

Kerry Moore
Pace ADA Advisory Committee- Chicago

Jamel Powell
Pace ADA Advisory Committee - Suburban

Joe Albritton
CTA ADA Advisory Committee

Steve Hastalis
Metra ADA Advisory COmmittee