UIC transportation forum questions governance

Transportation experts and elected officials will address vital transit governance issues and how the Chicago region compares nationally in a forum at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Stephen Schlickman

Steve Schlickman, executive director of the UIC Urban Transportation Center, will speak at the forum. (Click on image for larger file.)


“Best Practices in Regional Transit Governance,” panel discussions and presentations on changes needed in Chicago regional transit.


Jan. 6
8:30 a.m. to noon


UIC Student Center East
Illinois Room
750 S. Halsted St.


The forum will address the ability of transit agencies to respond to changing and expanding transportation demands shaped by governments and organizations.

Presentations will include a history of the Chicago regional transit system and an analysis of best practices in transit governance.

Panel discussions will focus on whether a change in governance will improve the transit network and projections of the region’s transit future.

Speakers include:

  • William Ankner, principal, Transportation Solutions
  • State Sen. Daniel Biss
  • David Bragdon, executive director, TransitCenter
  • Dan Cronin, DuPage County Board chairman
  • Kirk Dillard, chairman, Regional Transportation Authority
  • Grace Gallucci, executive director, Northeast Ohio Areawide Coordinating Agency
  • Joshua Schank, CEO, Eno Center for Transportation
  • Stephen E. Schlickman, executive director, UIC Urban Transportation Center
  • Kathy Tholin, CEO, Center for Neighborhood Technology
  • State Rep. Michael W. Tryon

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle have been invited to speak.

The UIC Urban Transportation Center will co-host this forum with TransitCenter, an independent civic organization, and the Eno Center for Transportation, a non-partisan think tank. “Getting to the Route of It: The Role of Governance in Regional Transit,” a paper by the latter organizations, may be downloaded free of charge.

Admission is free and open to registered guests. Register online or call the Urban Transportation Center at (312) 413-1967.

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