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Public Transportation Offers Best Travel Option for Summer Events_July 8

July 8, 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:

  • Irish American Heritage Festival - Enjoy the finest in local and international Irish and American music, dance and family activities from July 8-10 at the Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox Avenue, Chicago. Learn more about the Irish American Heritage Festival.
  • 36th Annual Taste of Chicago – Get your taste buds ready for delicious fare from some of the area's best restaurants, and performances from up-and-coming and established artists. The Taste will run until July 12 in Grant Park, Randolph Street and Columbus Drive. Learn more about the Taste of Chicago.
  • Taste of Westmont – Enjoy Westmont’s award-winning summer festival just off of Metra’s Fairview stop along the BNSF (Burlington and Fairview Avenues). The festival will run until July 10 and will be filled with family fun with delicious cuisine from local restaurants, carnival specials, craft shows, children activities, face painting and lots more. Learn more about Taste of Westmont.

Press Information

Melissa Meyer

Communications Manager
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