TAKE ACTION NOW to Secure our Transit Future
Cook County’s public transit system is the backbone of our region, but much of Chicagoland is left stranded in transit deserts between the lines. It’s time we fill in the gaps to reap the benefits of a more robust transit network, including cleaner air, new economic development, and fewer cars on our roads. Right now, we have a rare opportunity to get the Cook County Board to invest in our transit future, and we need your help to make it happen.
As you may have heard, Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle has proposed a one-percentage point sales tax increase. This new revenue source, which would address Cook County’s underfunded pension, also opens the door for funding new public transit expansion in Cook County. By shoring up the past, we have the opportunity to invest in the future.
The Cook County Board of Commissioners may be voting on the sales tax increase as early as Wednesday, July 15. If we don’t act together right now, we’ll miss a chance to invest in the transit network the Chicagoland of tomorrow deserves.
Together, we can shape the future of this great region.