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    Section 5310 program open for applications

    Apply using our new online application form by April 21 for federal funds to improve mobility for seniors and individuals with disabilities.

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    New fare products make transfers easy and affordable

    The CTA, Metra, and Pace are committed to working together to create a seamless, affordable rider experience. New fare products advance that goal.

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    Investing in transit to advance equity, climate goals

    Transit is the Answer outlines 12 new evaluation metrics for capital projects in the Chicago region to track how these investments will work toward major goals like equity, accessibility, climate, and more.

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    Transit is the Answer adopted

    The RTA Board of Directors voted to adopt Transit is the Answer, the new regional transit strategic plan.

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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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