Online Streaming of Transit Board Meetings

House Bill 3672 passed out of the of the House of Representatives with unanimous support.  Representative Riley filed the bill in September 2013 in order to require more transparency and accessibility among the transit service board meetings.  With board meetings scheduled on mornings in downtown Chicago, Representative Riley felt it was necessary to make the meetings more accessible to the public and other stakeholders.  Many of the riding public are not available to make the commute downtown to attend the meetings.  With the City of Chicago and Cook County Board meetings providing live streaming video of the board meetings, Representative Riley believes that the transit agencies should also broadcast their board meetings.

Online Streaming of Transit Board Meetings (HB3672) would require CTA, Metra, PACE and RTA to broadcast their board meetings online as well as keep a recorded archive available to the public. The bill passed out of the House with a vote of 112-000.  It currently sits in the Senate where Senator Toi Hutchinson is the Chief Senate sponsor.