Do you want trains and buses in Chicagoland to be faster, more reliable and more frequent? Do you want expanded transit service? What’s your wish for better transit? If Chicagoland wants to compete as a world-class region, then we need to invest in a 21st Century transit system to keep our economy moving and improve our quality of life. At a time when residents are increasingly looking for an alternative to driving, our public transportation system should be moving forward, not backward!
Transit Fast Forward (SB 3236) would improve and expand train and bus service in Chicagoland through better investment. It would provide a new, dedicated source of funding for transit that will grow over time -- generating an estimated $11.6 million in 2013, and a projected $168 million over the first five years. It indexes the state gas tax with inflation, a move that will add an additional fraction of a penny per gallon dedicated to public transportation. The end result will be better commutes for drivers and transit riders alike.
New transit revenue could help build new stations, expand routes and service times, bring back express buses and eliminate slow zones. It could help prevent future service cuts and fare increases.
Use the form below to tell your state legislators to support Transit Fast Forward today. Personalize your letter to share your wish for better transit, or how transit impacts your day-to-day life.