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Public Transportation Offers Best Travel Option for Summer Festivals

June 4, 2015

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 they can beat the traffic by taking the fastest and most convenient way to get around the region- public transportation. Take a bus or train to enjoy family time, meet friends at an event or just enjoy our great city.

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:

  • Lincoln Park Greek Fest – Enjoy the aromas, sounds, tastes and traditions of Greece at this popular annual cultural celebration on the grounds of St. George Greek Orthodox Church, on Sheffield Avenue between Diversey Parkway and Schubert Avenue from June 5 -7.  Learn more by visiting at
  • River North Beer Fest – Join thousands of people along the 100 block of W. Kinzie Street on June 6, and choose from more than 50 different multiple breweries. Learn more by visiting
  • 57th Street Art Fair– Enjoy some of the most talented artists in the Chicago area during this street fair exhibit on 57th Street, between Kenwood and Woodlawn  Avenues, from June 5-7. The fair features painters, sculptures, photographers, among other art disciplines. Learn more about this acclaimed art fair by visiting


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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