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Public Transportation Offers Best Travel Option for Summer Events _ May 25, 2016

May 25, 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:

  • Memorial Day Parade - Join the thousands who will line downtown Chicago streets to honor and remember our fallen soldiers during the annual Memorial Day parade kicking off at the intersection of State and Lake Street at noon on Saturday, May 28. Entertainment will be provided by high school marching bands, drum and bugle corps, veterans' groups and active duty military. Learn more at
  • Red, White, & Bar-B-Q Competition - Billed the state's largest barbecue competition, this festival will draw more than 20,000 barbecue lovers to sample savory dishes from some of the best barbecue vendors in the Midwest. Join the festivities at Ty Warner Park, 700 Blackhawk Dr., in Westmont from May 27 -29. Learn more at
  • Walker Stalker Con - Zombie lovers will unite at this event, featuring celebrities, vendors and a costume party at the Rosemont Convention Center, 5555 N River Rd., Rosemont from May 28 - 29, 2016. Learn more at

Press Information

Melissa Meyer

Communications Manager
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