Spring 2000 Speakers Series


The Future of Public Transit for the Chicago Area
May 4, 2000
Students, academics, policymakers, and business leaders met at the beautiful Chicago Cultural Center to talk about public transit in the Chicago area. Local transit agency leaders presented their visions for the future, and described the success stories and pitfalls which teach and guide the planning process. A reception afterwards allowed for plenty of mingling between panelists and attendees. This very successful CUPPA-AA event had an excellent turnout and was a nice way to bring the Speakers Series to a close for the season. 
  • John DeLaurentiis, Deputy Executive Director of Planning, RTA
  • Julie Hamos, State Representative, Illinois House of Representatives
  • Jon Hilkevitch, transportation reporter, Chicago Tribune
  • T.J. Ross, Executive Director, PACE
  • Frank Kruesi, President, CTA.

  • Moderated by Joseph DiJohn, Director, Metropolitan Transportation Support Initiative, UIC Urban Transportation Center.