CHICAGO (CBS) — The governor’s task force on mass transit is expected by month’s end to recommend dissolution of the Regional Transportation Authority and combining the CTA, Pace and Metra into one super-agency, but RTA Chairman John Gates said Wednesday that he doubts it will happen.

The superagency model is one that New York, Boston, Philadelphia and several other cities have adopted.

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Speaking personally, and not as RTA chair, Gates said he likes the idea of a Chicago superagency.

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“From the point of view of efficiency and economy and effectiveness, that can make a lot of sense,” he said. “But politically, it has very little, if any, support both throughout this region and in Springfield.”

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Instead, Gates said, he wants the RTA to concentrate on what he considers doable — and said his priority remains finding new money for capital repairs and rehabilitation.