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Title:Chicago Transit Authority Board
Website:https://www.transitchicago.com/board/
Contact Name:Greg Longhini
Contact Title:CTA Board Secretary
Contact Phone:(312) 681-5022
Contact E-Mail:glonghini1@transitchicago.com
Function:The Board is the governing, administrative, and policy making body of CTA.
Term:7 years, beginning September 1 of varied years.
Senate Confirmation:Yes
Qualifications:Residents of metropolitan area not employed by or officers of federal, state, county, or municipal government. Must have recognized business ability but no financial interest in authority business. Per Metropolitan Transit Authority Act 3605/20, “at least one must be a resident of that portion of the metropolitan area which is outside the corporate limits of the City of Chicago.” Cannot be a public employee.
Compensation:$25,000 per year (or as set by Board)
Composition:7 members: 3 appointed by the Governor; 4 appointed by Mayor, City of Chicago; Secretary & Treasurer appointed by Board.
Chair:Elected by board
Authority:70 ILCS 3605/20

 Member Names

Name (Last, First)Term ExpiresMember SinceAffiliationAppointed ByPositionTitleCounty
Chevere, Gloria8/31/20239/6/2019GovernorMemberChicagoCook
Irvine, Kevin9/1/202111/2/2011Mayor of ChicagoMemberChicagoCook
Jakes, Rev. Bernard8/31/20258/16/2019GovernorMemberCook
Miller, Johnny9/1/20214/13/2016Mayor of ChicagoMemberChicagoCook
Peterson, Terry9/1/20209/29/2009Mayor of ChicagoChairChicagoCook
Rosales, Arabel Alva9/1/20213/9/2015GovernorVice-ChairChicagoCook
Silva, Alejandro9/1/20223/10/2014Mayor of ChicagoMemberChicagoCook