Candidates who have endorsed the 2019 Chicago Sustainable Transportation Platform

None so far! Let’s get to work getting all the candidates on board with the platform.

Below, find a list of declared candidates as well as what they’ve committed to in terms of transportation in their platforms—if anything. We’ve also included insights sourced from Mary Wisniewski’s recent column in the Tribune.

Declared candidates

  • Dorothy Brown
    • Official website
    • Twitter
    • O’Hare Airport Express: City should delay project until testing is complete.
    • Red Line South Extension: Should be funded with tax-increment financing dollars.
    • Bikes: Registration fee, to pay for improvements.
  • Gery Chico
  • Bill Daley
  • Amara Enyia
  • Ja’Mal Green
  • Jerry Joyce, Jr.
  • William J. Kelly
  • John Kozlar
  • Troy LaRaviere
    • Official website
    • Twitter
    • Statements on transportation: “Replace Red-Light Cameras.” “Connect major economic development projects–including transportation and infrastructure–with nearby neighborhoods to spur neighborhood revitalization.”
  • Lori Lightfoot
    • Official website
    • Twitter
    • O’Hare Airport express: “I just don’t think it’s a project that should be a priority for the city at this time…This is a big risk project — there’s no way there’s not going to be costs to the city.”
    • Red Line South Extension: Consider the upgrading of the Metra Electric instead.
    • Enforcement: Need to cut down on unequal treatment between communities.
  • Garry McCarthy
    • Official website
    • Twitter
    • O’Hare Airport express: Project is a “fantasy” and not needed.
    • Red Line South Extension: In favor of the project.
    • Service to the disabilities: Should be expanded transit services, and private companies should provide this too.
  • Toni Preckwinkle
  • Matthew Roney
    • Official website
    • Twitter
    • Statements on transportation: “I will build complete communities by working to increase transport options.”
  • Neal Sales-Griffin
  • Paul Vallas
    • Official website
    • Twitter
    • Statements on transportation: “Restore safety to the CTA.”
    • O’Hare Airport express: “I would be willing to hear more details.”
    • Red Line South Extension: Consider the upgrading of the Metra Electric instead.
    • Divvy: Should be expanded.
    • Bus rapid transit: “I believe reliable bus rapid transit on major arterial streets — especially those serving underserved communities and which are able to connect transit lines — are the most viable options for addressing traffic congestion.”
  • William Walls
  • Willie Wilson
    • Official website
    • Twitter
    • O’Hare Airport express: In favor of the project.
    • Red Line South Extension: “Wonderful idea.”
    • Red light cameras: Eliminate them.
    • CTA service: Free for the elderly.