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Public Transportation Offers Best Travel Option for Fourth of July Festivities

June 30, 2016

RTA Trip Planner offers easy way to plan routes

CHICAGO – If you’re staying in town to celebrate the Fourth of July, the Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) is reminding riders that public transportation is the way to go. Public transportation offers a fast and convenient way to get around the region, with just a short ride on a bus or train to take you to all the fun and festivities.

Riders 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

Enjoy some of these featured weekend events:

  • The Chosen Few DJs Music Festival - Celebrate Chicago's homegrown dance genre at the 26th annual Chosen Few Picnic on July 2 and 3 in Jackson Park, 63rd and Hayes Drive. Be among the more than 45,000 dance music fans scheduled to attend. Learn more about the Chosen Few festival.
  • Fourth of July Fireworks at Navy Pier - Watch the sky light up during a spectacular fireworks show choreographed to a patriotic score. Set along beautiful Lake Michigan, visitors can enjoy cozy up on Navy Pier’s dock, 600 E. Grand Ave. on July 4 and take in the sights and sounds of the festivities. Learn more about Navy Pier’s fireworks.
  • Naperville Ribfest – Enjoy this award-winning festival full of delicious ribs and other fine foods, live music and family fun from July 1 – 4 in Naperville's Knoch Park, 724 S. West St. Learn more about Naperville Ribfest.

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Melissa Meyer

Communications Manager
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