Kirk Dillard to Lead RTA Board of Directors for Second Term
May 16, 2019
May 16, 2019
Today the RTA Board of Directors approved RTA Chairman Kirk Dillard to lead the board’s 15 members for a second five year term. He has served as the chairman of the RTA Board of Directors since June of 2014. Chairman Dillard and the Board oversee the nation’s second-largest public transportation system, which serves more than eight million residents in Cook, DuPage, Kane, Lake, McHenry and Will counties.
The RTA is charged with regional financial oversight, funding, and transit planning for CTA, Metra and Pace Suburban Bus and ADA Paratransit. The RTA manages a regional transit operating budget of approximately $3 billion with assets of about $160 billion and a $4.3 billion five-year capital program. During Dillard’s first term, the RTA created Invest in Transit, the most recent regional transit strategic plan covering 2018-2023.
“Chairman Dillard is a tireless advocate for public transit and has lead our board with determination and wisdom. These past five years have been some of the most challenging we have faced in public transit funding. Chairman Dillard’s experience as a state senator and understanding of the state’s legislative process is invaluable and is an enormous asset to the regional transit agencies and riders.”
Director Sarah Pang, a City of Chicago representative on the RTA Board
“Relations between the City of Chicago and the suburbs, as well as the RTA and the transit agencies, have flourished under Chairman Dillard’s leadership. The collaborative nature of the Board’s work, while not minimizing any of its important oversight powers, is critical to the continued success of our regional transit system.”
Director J.D. Ross, the Will County representative on the RTA Board
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