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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 current Mayoral appointees are Lester L. Barclay, Alejandro Silva, Kevin Irvine and Rev. Johnny L. Miller. The current gubernatorial appointees are Arabel Alva Rosales and Rev. Dr. L. Bernard Jakes. There is one gubernatorial vacancy.
Lester L. Barclay serves as Chairman of the Chicago Transit Board. Arabel Alva Rosales serves as Vice-Chairman.
The Chicago Transit Board meets monthly. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and restrictions on public gatherings, the Board meetings are currently taking place virtually. The meetings are live streamed and can be accessed at transitchicago.com/board/video.
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.
These facilities are accessible to people with disabilities.
Regular Chicago Transit Board Meeting dates
Regular board meetings for the year 2021 are scheduled on the following dates:
- WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 13, 2021 (Notice of changed format)
- WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2021 (Notice of changed format)
- WEDNESDAY, MARCH 10, 2021 (Notice of changed format)
- WEDNESDAY, APRIL 14, 2021 (Notice of changed format)
- WEDNESDAY, MAY 12, 2021 (Notice of changed format)
- WEDNESDAY, JUNE 16, 2021* (Notice of changed format)
- WEDNESDAY, JULY 14, 2021 (Notice of changed format)
- WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 11, 2021
- WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2021*
- WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2021
- WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2021 at 3:30 P.M.*
- WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2021*
*Per Resolution R020-2
Also, see Meeting Notices, Agendas & Minutes for additional details.
Public comment at Board Meetings
The public is welcome to make comments at public meetings, including meetings of the Chicago Transit Board. To make comments, you'll need to follow our comment process (including filling out a short form before the meeting). See this information to learn more about our Public Comment Process.
Live streaming of board meetings
You can watch board meetings online as they are happening or review video from prior meetings on our Board Video page.
Reaching the Board
Direct correspondence for the Chicago Transit Board or its members to:
Office of the Secretary
567 W. Lake Street
Chicago, IL 60661