New fare programs help riders save money on regional transit

CTA, Metra, and Pace have introduced the Regional Connect Pass, a new fare product that, when coupled with Metra’s new “Super Saver” $100 monthly pass being piloted this July-September, will give Chicago area residents unlimited rides on all three systems — at a reduced cost and with greater flexibility. 

Revisit Transportation Tuesday

In June, the RTA hosted a webinar series on topics including the pandemic's impact on transit-oriented development, how good signage can make travel more seamless, and where to find data on the region's transportation system. Read recaps below or rewatch the events.

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. 

RTA Fare Programs Online

Riders with disabilities and seniors can now apply for, replace, and renew Reduced Fare and Ride Free Permits online with an easy-to-use web application at Fares.RTAChicago.org.

Forward For All

Chicagoland’s public transit system contributes to our region’s economic, environmental, and social health in ways and at a scale nothing else can.

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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.

Public Notice

Public Notice of RTA's proposed DBE Goal Methodology for 2023-2025..