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    RTA advocates for state reform, seeks funding to fight climate change

    Transit is the answer to the State of Illinois meeting its climate goals. RTA's application to the U.S. EPA's Climate Pollution Reduction Grant program would transform transit.

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    Coalition members provide feedback on rider safety, and more

    On April 10, over 80 riders, agency staff, advocates, and other stakeholders met virtually with the RTA for the fourth quarterly Transit is the Answer Coalition meeting.

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    RTA hosts Safety and Security Summit

    On February 27, the RTA joined with CTA, Metra, Pace, and other municipal and social service partners to host a cross-sector Public Transit Safety and Security Summit for exploring holistic solutions.

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    Visit new Transit is the Answer website

    The RTA has launched a new website to track progress toward safer, more reliable, more accessible public transportation for the Chicago region.

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A government agency created by the State of Illinois to coordinate the Chicago region’s transit system, oversee its financing with transparency and accountability, and plan for a future with adequate, accessible, and equitable public transportation for the six counties of Northeastern Illinois. Learn more about the work we do...

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The RTA in action

Through the Section 5310 program, the RTA will award nearly $14M in federal funding for projects that enhance mobility for seniors and individuals with disabilities. The services funded through this program provided more than 600,000 trips in 2022.

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Section 5310

In September, the RTA Board of Directors approved a program of projects that will make it easier for older adults and people with disabilities to get to jobs, medical appointments, the grocery store, social activities, and more. The Section 5310 Program is a federal formula grant program that provides assistance to public transportation projects that focus on enhancing mobility for seniors and individuals with disabilities.

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View ridership statistics, maps, and find out where we are investing in transit infrastructure near you on RTAMS, the Regional Transportation Authority Mapping and Statistics website.

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