The massive federal bill that outlines spending for both highway and
public transit projects finally cleared Congress Friday. Local transit
officials are happy, though some national observers are a bit more
“This is a step forward and gives us a little
stability,” Joseph Costello, executive director of the Regional
Transportation Authority (RTA) told Progress Illinois.
to Costello, the bill provides a feasible way for RTA to get additional
federal money for projects such as the long overdue extension of the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) Red Line. CTA is under the umbrella of RTA, which also is in charge of the region's suburban trains and buses.