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Public Transportation Offers Best Travel Option for Summer Events_June 23

June 23, 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:

  • Chicago Cares Serve-a-Thon - Join more than 5,000 people who will spend their day volunteering in every corner of the City to meet the critical needs of residents. Visit Chicago Cares for more information.
  • Chicago Pride Parade - Enjoy Chicago's world famous 47th annual Pride parade on June 26.  Thousands will gather along the parade route when it kicks off at noon at the intersection of Diversey Parkway and Sheridan Road in Lincoln Park. Learn more about Chicago Pride Parade.
  • Chicago Summer Dance - Kick off the City of Chicago's 20th Annual Chicago Summer dance with more than 40 live bands at Grant Park beginning June 24. Dancers can enjoy more than 4,900 square feet of open dance floor to Swing, Salsa, and Waltz, among other fun dances every weekend until September 11. Learn more about the Chicago Summer Dance.

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Melissa Meyer

Communications Manager
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