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Transit superagency faces hurdles

Published on Monday, March 31, 2014

Transit superagency faces hurdles

Concern also was voiced by lawmakers, transit agencies, political leaders and transportation experts, who said the current transit system, which evolved over decades of political wrangling, could not be revamped easily despite its faults.

The 15-member task force, created in the aftermath of last summer's Metra scandal, proposed numerous changes to address the chronic governance, funding and rivalry problems that have beset the area's transit agencies.

The panel's most far-reaching recommendation is creation of a new superagency to oversee the entire six-county area and replace the existing Regional Transportation Authority, along with the boards of the CTA, Metra and Pace.

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