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Beat the Traffic and Take Public Transportation to the Chicago Auto Show

February 16, 2016

RTA Trip Planner offers easy way to plan routes

CHICAGO – Chicago Transit Authority, Metra and Pace are starting their engines as the Chicago Auto Show is in town until February 21. The latest and greatest cars are unveiled at the McCormick Place, with hundreds of thousands of people coming from all around Chicagoland to get a peek. Beat this year’s traffic and take public transportation to the auto show. Public transportation is your best option, offering the fastest and most convenient way to get around the region.

You can use the RTA’s Trip Planner to plan travel and select routes with ADA accessible services when necessary.  It is the only online site in the region that provides a variety of options for getting around by using transit, walking, bicycling and driving.

For more information about how the RTA Trip Planner can help you plan your next trip, visit


About the RTA

The Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) is the only transit agency charged with regional financial oversight, funding, and transit planning for the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA), Metra and Pace bus and paratransit.    Riders take more than two million trips each weekday on the RTA region’s transit system in six counties with 7,200 transit route miles throughout Northeastern Illinois.  The Agency also provides customer services including online and telephone travel planning assistance and travel training for seniors and people with disabilities.  For more information, visit  

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Melissa Meyer

Communications Manager
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