Later this week, former Illinois Senate President Phil Rock will be laid to rest. Former President Rock played a pivotal role in the creation of the RTA, advocating for a world-class public transportation system in our region. While president of the Illinois State Senate, it was not uncommon for Rock to invite new members, especially those from the southern part of the state, to spend an evening in his Oak Park home and enjoy a ride on the CTA’s Green Line. Please join RTA Chairman Kirk Dillard and all of us at the agency in remembering the legacy of Mr. Phillip J. Rock.