The new transit task force Gov. Pat Quinn put together has begun its work looking into revamping the area's transportation system. According to the Chicago Sun-Times:
"Gov. Pat Quinn on Tuesday charged a new task force with trying to convert Chicago area transit into a “world-class” system, while behind the scenes, task force members were given a blow-by-blow on the need to streamline the region’s four different transit agencies.
The 156 pages of “Background Materials’’ given members of Quinn’s new Northeastern Illinois Public Transit Task Force question the wisdom of one board each for the Regional Transportation Authority and the three transit systems it oversees — the Chicago Transit Authority, Metra and Pace.
Multiple boards, the materials note, “can make coordination and accountability difficult,’’ have resulted in “lack of capital project coordination” and have produced “inconsistent auditing” among the four agencies."