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RTA Fare Programs now available online

The RTA just launched Fare Programs Online, a web-based portal for Reduced Fare and Ride Free Permits for seniors and customers with disabilities. The portal aims to increase access to these programs. Apply, replace, and renew at Fares.RTAChicago.org

Comment on Community Planning project selection

RTA is accepting public comment on the 2022 Program of Projects for its Community Planning program. The program includes seven new projects selected from the Call for Projects held in October. Submit a comment by Friday, January 28, 2022.

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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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.