The 'L'

Chicago Transit Board

About the Chicago Transit Board

The governing arm of the CTA is the Chicago Transit Board. The Board consists of seven members, with four appointed by the Mayor of Chicago and three appointed by the Governor of Illinois. 

The Mayor's appointees are subject to the approval of the Governor and the Chicago City Council; the Governor's appointees are subject to the approval of the Mayor and the Illinois State Senate. CTA's day-to-day operations are directed by Dorval R. Carter, Jr., President.

The Mayor of Chicago has appointed Terry Peterson, Alejandro Silva, Kevin Irvine, and Rev. Johnny L. Miller as board members. Mr. Peterson serves as Chairman.

Serving alongside them are Arabel Alva Rosales and Andre Youngblood, who have been appointed by the Governor of Illinois. Ms. Alva Rosales serves as Vice Chair.

Reaching the Board

Direct correspondence for the Chicago Transit Board or its members to:

Office of the Secretary
CTA Headquarters
567 W. Lake Street
Chicago, IL 60661

Tel: 1-312-681-5022
Fax: 1-312-681-5035

Board Meetings

The Chicago Transit Board meets monthly in the CTA main offices. The meetings are held on the second floor at 567 W. Lake Street, Boardroom, Chicago, Illinois. These board meetings are open to the public.

Board meetings usually take place at 10:00 am and are usually preceded by committee meetings. (See detailed calendar below.)

The separate committees include Human Resources, Strategic Planning, Capital Construction Oversight, and the Finance, Audit & Budget Committee.

For complete meeting notices, agendas, an exact schedule of committee meetings and special meetings see Meeting Notices, Agendas and Minutes as meeting dates approach or call (312) 681-5022.

Meetings are held at the principal offices of the Chicago Transit Authority, 567 W. Lake Street, Second Floor, Boardroom, Chicago, Illinois.

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Regular Chicago Transit Board Meetings

Board meetings are held on the second Wednesday of each month, unless otherwise noted.

Regular board meetings for the year 2018 are scheduled on the following dates and usually commence at 10:00 a.m. (unless otherwise noted; see also: Meeting Notices):

  • Wednesday, January 10, 2018
  • Wednesday, February 14, 2018
  • Wednesday, March 14, 2018 at 12:00pm**
  • Wednesday, April 18, 2018*
  • Wednesday, May 9, 2018
  • Wednesday, June 13, 2018
  • Wednesday, July 11, 2018
  • Wednesday, August 8, 2018
  • Wednesday, September 12, 2018
  • Wednesday, October 10, 2018
  • Wednesday, November 14, 2018 at 2:30 pm*
  • Wednesday, December 12, 2018

*Per Resolution R017-4
**Per Resolution R018-1


Meeting video

You can watch board meetings online; find the latest videos at our Board Video page.


See also

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