Who:     The Regional Transportation Authority (RTA), in partnership with DePaul University’s Chaddick Institute, is hosting an Access to Transit Workshop at the University’s downtown Chicago campus.

 

What:    The workshop showcases local examples of successfully enhancing “access to transit” along corridors by eliminating barriers to using the transit system. The workshop will feature a discussion of how access to transit contributes to increased transit ridership and community vitality.

 

When: Tuesday, October 20

8:30 a.m. to Noon           

 

Where: DePaul University – Downtown Campus

1 E. Jackson Blvd (on the corner of Jackson and State)

8th Floor, Room 8005

Chicago

 

Why:     The event brings together local experts, including municipal and transit agency staff, regional planners, and elected officials to discuss the benefits improving access to transit has on communities in terms of economic development and transit use. Speakers include RTA, Pace and Metra staff as well as representatives from Village of Niles, Hoffman Estates and the private sector. Seating is limited. To register, visit the Registration Link

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About the RTA

The Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) is the only transit agency charged with regional financial oversight, funding, and transit planning for the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA), Metra and Pace bus and paratransit.    The RTA region serves two million riders each weekday in six counties with 7,200 transit route miles throughout Northeastern Illinois.  The Agency also provides customer services including on-line and telephone travel planning assistance and travel training for seniors and people with disabilities.  For more information, visit www.RTAChicago.option from disclosure.