IL: Backlog of Transit Needs Confronts Task Force
March 10--When a task force appointed by Gov. Pat Quinn issues its long-awaited report on mass transit reform later this month, it is expected to recommend ways to tackle what officials say is a multibillion-dollar shortfall in funding. Just as the state is confronted by an ever-growing pension debt, the CTA, Metra and Pace face a ballooning backlog of equipment, infrastructure and maintenance costs that drain money from expanding the transit system, experts say. Among a trove of documents...