Record #: R2022-688   
Type: Resolution Status: Failed to Pass
Intro date: 6/22/2022 Current Controlling Legislative Body: Committee on Transportation and Public Way
Final action: 5/24/2023
Title: Call for public hearing(s) on Chicago Transit Authority's minimized train and bus services, inconsistent train schedules, and train and bus delays
Sponsors: Ramirez-Rosa, Carlos, Curtis, Derrick G., Quinn, Marty, Moore, David H., Burnett, Jr., Walter, Cappleman, James, Smith, Michele, Hopkins, Brian , Maldonado, Roberto, Reilly, Brendan, Reboyras, Ariel, Napolitano, Anthony V., Austin, Carrie M., Lopez, Raymond A., La Spata, Daniel , Rodriguez, Michael D., Rodriguez Sanchez, Rossana , Martin, Matthew J. , Hairston, Leslie A., Tunney, Thomas, Sadlowski Garza, Susan, Sawyer, Roderick T., Coleman, Stephanie D. , Vasquez, Jr., Andre, Harris, Michelle A., Hadden, Maria E. , Brookins, Jr., Howard, Taylor, Jeanette B. , Osterman, Harry, King, Sophia D., Cardona, Jr., Felix , Waguespack, Scott, Nugent, Samantha , Silverstein, Debra L., Ervin, Jason C.
Topic: CITY DEPARTMENTS/AGENCIES - Chicago Transit Authority, - COMMITTEE/PUBLIC HEARINGS - Committee on Transportation and Public Way
Attachments: 1. R2022-688.pdf
Related files: R2023-766

Committee on Transportation and Public Way



Call for Public Hearing Regarding CTA Service

WHEREAS, Chicago residents have reported less Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) train and bus service, inconsistent train schedules, and regular delays that often leave them stranded on a train or platform for thirty-plus minutes at a time; and


WHEREAS, When delays occur, residents report that CTA train cars and buses are packed with riders and it is impossible to socially distance themselves from others; and

WHEREAS, CTA train and bus delays have caused Chicago residents to be late for work, school, and appointments; and


WHEREAS, Hundreds of thousands of Chicagoans depend on the CTA on a daily basis and they need our transit system to be a reliable means of transportation, especially with the current rise in gasoline prices and the need to lessen our dependence on fossil fuels; and

BE IT RESOLVED, That we, the members of the Chicago City Council, call upon CT^ President Dorval Carter and appropriate members of CTA's leadership to inform our Council and the public of CTA's plan to address these ongoing issues; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That we call upon CTA to attend a public hearing of ^5 the Committee on Transportation and Public Way in the near future to present CTA's plan to address these <wojpp issues and take questions from our Council on this matte


WHEREAS, It is imperative that CTA address the issues with delays and unreliable service; now, therefore,