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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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    Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month

    Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated from September 15 - October 15. To get you in the spirit, the RTA has curated a list of activities you can access via CTA, Metra, or Pace.

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    Data show increased ridership on CTA, Metra, & Pace

    Ridership across Chicago’s transit system continues to increase to a post-Covid peak, according to recent data from CTA, Metra, and Pace.

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    Become an Eligibility Review Board Community Rep.

    The RTA is looking for three Community Representatives to serve as Eligibility Review Board members for the ADA Paratransit Certification Formal Appeals program.

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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

The RTA has invested more than $22.5 million in communities to improve access to transit for bicyclists and pedestrians. Improvements like new sidewalks, signage, and shelters make transit safer and more enjoyable for riders.

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Access to Transit

The RTA has selected ten projects for its Access to the Transit program, which provides funding to municipalities to complete engineering and construction for small-scale capital improvements, such as filling sidewalk gaps and installing covered bicycle parking, that improve pedestrian and bicycle connections to transit.

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Explore and download transit data

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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