2021 Regional Transit Operating Budget & Capital Program

The RTA reviews, adopts, and monitors the annual operating budgets and five-year capital programs of CTA, Metra, and Pace. This year’s budget process will offer multiple opportunities for public comment.

RTA story maps show transit benefits

View a pair of interactive maps that depict projects for local planning implementation and mobility of seniors and individuals with disabilities, which are supported respectively by the RTA Community Planning and Section 5310 programs.

COVID transit recovery page

Visit the RTA COVID recovery page for resources about the pandemic's effects on transit and our regional system's response, including the COVID Transit data dashboard. Subscribe to our twice-monthly email about COVID-19 and transit.

RTA COVID Recovery


Transit needs new federal COVID relief

Read a joint statement by Executive Directors of the RTA, CTA, Metra, and Pace regarding the regional response to COVID-19. Also, see their recent appearance on WTTW's Chicago Tonight .

Chicago Tonight RTA


Invest in Transit  strategic plan

The RTA Board adopted the Invest in Transit plan to set a bold vision and goals for our region’s transit agencies over the next five years.

RTA Chicago Skyline

RTA Board Video, 10-15-20

The RTA apologizes for unacceptable technical issues that occurred today in rolling out our newly upgraded WebEx video conferencing system. Despite diligence of our IT staff in choosing and deploying that tool, unfortunate technical problems — which had not emerged in testing — marred the October 15, 2020 RTA Board meeting. Video of that full meeting is now available here. Please forgive this malfunction, and we will redouble our efforts to avoid any recurrence.