Comment on 2022 budget by December 15

The 2022 Proposed Regional Transit Operating Budget and Capital Program is available for public comment through December 15. 

Take a survey, engage in RTA strategic planning

The RTA is developing the next Regional Transit Strategic Plan for Northeastern Illinois at a time when challenges and opportunities have never been great. Take a survey, view a recently held public forum, or read a series of guest blogs from leading public transit voices as part of the agency's Making a Plan engagement effort.

The RTA's Role

Created by the State of Illinois, the Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) coordinates the Chicago region’s transit system, oversees its financing with transparency and accountability, and plans for a future with adequate, accessible, and equitable public transportation for the six counties of Northeastern Illinois.

Regional Transit Strategic Planning

The RTA is now developing the region's next strategic transit plan, the successor to Invest in Transit. Three tracks, which focus on funding, planning, and transparent and collaborative engagement, will advance simultaneously to help articulate a strategic vision that will be considered by the RTA Board for adoption in January 2023. 

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The RTA sends a twice-monthly e-newsletter with important information about the transit system, including the regional response to COVID-19. Click the button below to subscribe.

Connections: A blog about the Chicago region’s transit system

The RTA Connections blog features stories about how we collaborate with Chicago Transit AuthorityMetra, and Pace Suburban Bus to plan, invest in, and move the Chicago region's transit system.