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Public Transportation Offers Best Travel Option for Summer Events_July 14

July 14, 2016

RTA Trip Planner offers easy way to plan routes

CHICAGO – Summer fun is just a short ride away and the Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) is reminding riders that public transportation offers a fast and convenient way to get around the region. Take a bus or train to avoid sitting in traffic and paying for parking to meet friends and family or just enjoy our region.

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:

  • Pitch Fork Music Festival - Celebrating its 11th year, this internationally recognized festival will bring more than 40 bands from July 15-17 at Chicago's Union Park, 1501 W Randolph St, Chicago. The festival will highlight the best in new and emerging music. Learn more about the Pitch Fork Music Festival.
  • Windy City Smokeout - Enjoy three days of live country music, craft beer and the best BBQ in the Chicagoland area from July 15 to 17 at 560 W. Grand Ave., Chicago. Learn more about the Windy City Smokeout.
  • Silver Room Block Party - Celebrate Silver Room's 13th annual event on July 16 in Hyde Park on 53rd Street between Blackstone and Lake Park Avenues. This event will showcase varied genres of music, visual arts and dance. Learn more about the Silver Room Block Party.

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Melissa Meyer

Communications Manager
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