Did You Know?

Although people of color make up about one third of the population, they make up 46.1 percent of pedestrian deaths.

Join our transit discussion during Cook County Racial Equity Week

Active Transportation Alliance is excited to co-host a discussion on public transit during Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle’s second annual Racial Equity Week. 

Register for the discussion, which will be held as a virtual event on Thursday, September 17 at 11 a.m. 

The event is a roundtable on transportation equity in the time of COVID-19, with a spotlight on Cook County’s Fair Transit project on Chicago’s South Side and South Suburbs. Panelists will discuss the transportation needs of essential workers and how transit issues intersect with racial equity. 

Active Transportation Alliance Executive Director Amy Rynell will deliver opening remarks.


Jacky Grimshaw, Vice President of Government Affairs, Center for Neighborhood Technology  


Andrea Reed, Co-Chair, Coalition for a Modern Metra Electric 

Audrey Wennink, Director of Transportation, Metropolitan Planning Council 


Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle 

Illinois Sen. Bill Cunningham, 18th District 

Illinois Rep. Marcus C. Evans, Jr., 33rd District

Illinois Sen. Ram Villivalam, 8th District 

Cook County Commissioner Donna Miller 

Mayor Rick Reinbold, Village of Richton Park 

How to join 

Registration is free and open to the public. This event will be held on Facebook Live at 

This event is part of Cook County Racial Equity Week, a series of events held the week of September 14-18, 2020.