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Public Transportation Offers Best Travel Option for Summer Events_June 2

June 2, 2016

RTA Trip Planner offers easy way to plan routes

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:

  • Hyde Park Festival – Enjoy this year’s third annual fest located in the heart of downtown Hyde Park at 53rd and Harper from June 4 - 5. Enjoy good live music, great people, craft beer, food and craft vendors.  Visit for more information.
  • LaGrange Pet Parade - Come out and bring your favorite canine for this parade that celebrates them. Marching bands, floats, clowns and a creative costume contest will be just a few of the activities at this fun free event on June 4 at Cossitt Avenue and LaGrange Road. Learn more at
  • Body Mind Spirit Expo - Body Mind Spirit Expo - Enjoy this holistic event offering information about advances in alternative health. The event feature speakers, workshops and vendors at the Tinley Park Convention Center, 18451 Convention Center Drive, Tinley Park from June 4 - 5. Learn more at


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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