The Illinois Regional Transportation Authority last week warned that additional service cuts are looming if the state doesn’t soon make good on $250 million in aid payments owed to the agency.

In a letter to Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn, the agency said its service boards have just $90 million to cover operations over the next few months and service disruptions are inevitable if the state doesn’t forward its overdue payments. The RTA is among the recipients of state funding clamoring for payment as the state faces a $5 billion backlog of bills.

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