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Public Transportation Offers Best Travel Option for Summer Events_June 16

June 16, 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:

  • Elgin Rib Fest – Enjoy this family friendly rib fest at Festival Park, 132 S. Grove Ave., Elgin on June 18 - 19.  Choose from different vendors who will be serving up the sweet taste of tangy smoked ribs. Visit Elgin Rib Fest for more information.
  • Taste of Randolph – Enjoy an array of cuisines from all American burgers to Mediterranean dishes along a stretch of Randolph Street, between Peoria Street and Racine Avenue, from June 18- 19. You’re sure to find something to satisfy your palette while taking in the wonderful sights and great music. For more information about this festival, visit the Taste of Randolph.
  • Green Music Festival - Enjoy this environmentally friendly event that will include green vendors, cutting-edge music, and a kids’ area. The fun runs June 18-19 on North Damen Avenue between North and Schiller Avenues. Learn more about Green Music Festival.

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  

Press Information

Melissa Meyer

Communications Manager
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