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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 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 is Arabel Alva Rosales and Bernard Jakes, who have been appointed by the Governor of Illinois. Ms. Alva Rosales serves as Vice Chair.
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.
These facilities are accessible to people with disabilities.
Regular Chicago Transit Board Meeting dates
Board meetings are held at 10:00 am on the second Wednesday of each month, unless otherwise noted. Regular board meetings for the year 2019 are scheduled on the following dates:
- Wednesday, January 9, 2019
- Wednesday, February 13, 2019
- Wednesday, March 13, 2019 at 10:30 a.m.*
- Wednesday, April 10, 2019
- Wednesday, May 8, 2019
- Wednesday, June 12, 2019 at 10:30 a.m.*
- Wednesday, July 17, 2019*
- Wednesday, August 14, 2019
- Wednesday, September 11, 2019
- Thursday, October 10, 2019*
- Wednesday, November 20, 2019 at 2:30 p.m.**
- Wednesday, December 11, 2019
*Per Resolution R018-4
**Per Resolution R019-1
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.
Map to Board Meeting location (567 W Lake St, Chicago, IL 60661)
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