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Regional Transportation Authority

Title

Regional Transportation Authority Board of Directors

Website

http://www.rtachicago.com

Contact Name

Diane Palmer

Contact Title

Director of Communications

Contact Phone

(312)913-3282

Contact Email

N/A

Function

The RTA Board of Directors governs the activities and future initiatives of the RTA. The RTA’s responsibilities include financial and budgetary oversight of the CTA, Metra and Pace, and addressing regional transit planning issues. The RTA Board of Directors approves an annual budget and two-year financial plan. It is also required annually to review and approve a five-year capital plan, which is a blueprint of the capital activities to be funded by the RTA and executed by the CTA, Metra, and Pace.

Term

Five (5) years

Confirmation

Yes, by Cook County Board

Compensation

$25,000/year

Qualifications

There are five (5) Cook County appointments to RTA. Four (4) directors are to be appointed by the suburban members of the Cook County
Board; one director is to be appointed by the President of the Cook County Board (from Suburban Cook County).

Composition

Sixteen (16) Board members to be composed as follows: Five (5) appointed by the Mayor of the City of Chicago; Five (5) from Cook County, as set forth above; one director each from DuPage, Kane, Lake, McHenry and Will counties who is appointed by the Chairman of their respective county board. The Chairman of the Board, its 16th member, is elected by at least 11 of the 15 appointed members.

Chair/President

John S. Gates, Jr.

Authority

70 ILCS 3615

Name

Term Expires

Appointed By

Position

John S. Gates, Jr.

06/30/14

RTA Board Members

Chairman

James Buchanan

06/30/12

Mayor, City of Chicago

Director

Jan Carlson

03/31/13

Chairman, Kane County

Director

William R. Coulson

06/30/11

Suburban Cook County

Director

L. Tyrone Crider, Sr.

03/31/13

President Cook County Board

Director

Patrick J. Durante

06/30/14

Chairman, DuPage County

Director

Phil Fuentes

07/01/12

Mayor, City of Chicago

Director

Al Jourdan

03/31/13

Chairman, McHenry County

Director

Dwight A. Magalis

06/30/14

Chairman, Lake County

Director

Andre Rice

05/14/13

Mayor, City of Chicago

Director

Michael Rosenberg

07/01/13

Mayor, City of Chicago

Director

JD Ross

03/31/13

Executive, Will County

Director

Horace E. Smith, M.D.

06/30/12

Mayor, City of Chicago

Director

Donald L. Totten

06/30/14

Suburban Cook County

Director

Douglas M. Troiani

06/30/14

Suburban Cook County

Director

Vacant

06/30/11

Suburban Cook County

Director

 

 

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