Transportation agencies reject surveillance reform proposals

Transportation agencies reject surveillance reform proposals

There was no room at a hearing of the Chicago Downtown Committee on Tuesday, as activists, transit experts and lobbyists hung on the lips of the heads of the region’s transportation agencies. Public transportation has become an increasingly contentious issue in the Chicago region as the Regional Transportation Authority — the funding body that oversees Pace commuter bus lines, Metra regional rail lines and the Chicago Transit Authority — has signaled a looming “fiscal cliff” in 2026. While agencies are currently propped up by pandemic-era funding and…