To fight climate change, advocates say electrifying public transit is a must

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A CTA (Chicago Transit Authority) bus driver wears mask while he is driving in downtown Chicago, Thursday, May 7, 2020. Nam Y. Huh/Associated Press
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A CTA (Chicago Transit Authority) bus driver wears mask while he is driving in downtown Chicago, Thursday, May 7, 2020. Nam Y. Huh/Associated Press

To fight climate change, advocates say electrifying public transit is a must

CTA and Pace have pledged to go all-electric by 2040. But as climate change accelerates, is that timeline fast enough?

Reset talks with local environmental leaders about electrifying public transit in Chicago and what other steps need to be taken to mitigate climate change when it comes to transportation.

GUESTS: Jose Acosta, environmental planning and research organizer at the Little Village Environmental Justice Organization

Kim Stone, co-chair of the Transit Electrification Taskforce of the Climate Reality Project, Chicago; Highland Park councilwoman