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    Travel Information Center affected by global tech issues

    RTA’s Travel Information Center (TIC) was impacted by the CrowdStrike global IT issue. Callers may experience long wait times to get through to an agent. The RTA is working quickly to find work-arounds. In the meantime, please use our online trip planner.

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    Transit is the Answer Coalition to discuss reforms

    Join the RTA Transit is the Answer Coalition meeting on Wednesday, July 31 to discuss possible reforms to improve service and accountability for riders. All are welcome but registration is required to attend.

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    RTA Board approves Regional Day Pass pilot launch

    The RTA Board of Directors voted for an intergovernmental agreement for an integrated day pass that will allow unlimited rides on CTA, Metra and Pace.

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    Lawmakers pass state budget with transit initiatives

    The Illinois General Assembly have passed a $53 billion budget for State Fiscal Year 2025 and an accompanying revenue package with some transit-specific initiatives.

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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

Through the Section 5310 program, the RTA will award nearly $14M in federal funding for projects that enhance mobility for seniors and individuals with disabilities. The services funded through this program provided more than 600,000 trips in 2022.

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Section 5310

In September, the RTA Board of Directors approved a program of projects that will make it easier for older adults and people with disabilities to get to jobs, medical appointments, the grocery store, social activities, and more. The Section 5310 Program is a federal formula grant program that provides assistance to public transportation projects that focus on enhancing mobility for seniors and individuals with disabilities.

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