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The RTA Board of Directors will consider the 2018 proposed operating budgets and five-year capital programs for CTA, Metra and Pace at its December 14, 2017 meeting. A summary of the regional budgets can be found here and the full budget can be found here. The RTA has also released a video to explain the budget process can be found below:

The hearings listed below are open to public and people are encouraged to share comments on the budget as well as the 2018-2023 Regional Transit Strategic Plan. A draft of the full Strategic Plan will be available to the public on Monday, November 27th.

DuPage County

November 28, 10AM-12PM

Office of DuPage County Board

1st Floor Auditorium

421 N. County Farm Rd. Wheaton, IL 60187

North Cook County

November 29, 4PM-6PM

Village of Arlington Heights Commissions Room – 2nd Floor

33 Arlington Heights Rd. Arlington Heights, IL 60005

South Cook County

November 29, 4PM-6PM

Village of Flossmoor

Committee Room

2800 Flossmoor Rd. Flossmoor, IL 60422

Downtown Chicago

November 29, 4PM-6PM

RTA Headquarters

Board Room

175 W. Jackson Blvd. Suite 1650 Chicago, IL 60604

Will County

December 7, 10AM-12PM

Will County Office Building

County Board Room

302 N. Chicago St. Joliet, IL 60432

McHenry County

December 7, 10AM-12PM

McHenry County Admin Building

Conference Room A – 2nd Floor

667 Ware Rd. Woodstock, IL 60098

Lake County

December 12, 10AM-12PM

Lake County Courthouse and

Administrative Tower

Conference Room C – 10th Floor

18 N. County St. Waukegan, IL 60085

Kane County

December 12, 10AM-12PM

Kane County Government Center Auditorium

719 Batavia Ave. Geneva, IL 60134

All meetings sites are ADA accessible. If a member of the public requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in 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.

Can’t make it to any of these meetings? You can still participate in the budgetary process online by sending their public comment to

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