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Public Transportation Offers Best Travel Option for Summer Festivals

June 25, 2015

RTA Trip Planner offers easy way to plan routes to June 26 weekend festivities

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 website 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 Summer Dance - Kick off the City of Chicago's 19th Annual Chicago Summer dance with more than 44 live bands at Grant Park on June 26. 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 13. Learn more about the Chicago Summer Dance.
  • Highwood Days with Taste of Summer- Families will love this carnival-style event nestled in beautiful Everts Park, 111 North Ave, Highwood from June 26 to 28. Choose from the great tastes of the North Shore, live music, a beer garden, and plenty of new and exciting carnival rides for all ages. Visit Highwood Days for more information.
  • Strawberry Fest – Enjoy three days of decadent strawberry-inspired treats from local merchants, restaurants and vendors from June 26 - 28 at Old McHenry and Long Grove Road in Long Grove. Visit Strawberry Fest for more information.


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

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Melissa Meyer

Communications Manager
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