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Public Transportation Offers Best Travel Option for Summer Festivals - August 21, 2015

August 21, 2015

RTA Trip Planner offers easy way to plan routes to August 21 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:

  • Taste of Greektown - Enjoy this romantic weekend celebration for lovers of Mediterranean culture at Halsted Street and Van Buren Avenue, August 22 to 23. Old World traditions will blend with a 21st century freshness, complete with the tantalizing food and spirits from neighborhood eateries, Greek bands and games for both kids and families. Learn more about the Taste of Greektown.
  • Elburn Days – Elburn Days -Come join the celebration and support a cause August 21 - 23 at Lions Park, 500 Fillmore St., Elburn. The event will include an annual parade, carnival rides and delicious foods. A portion of the proceeds will go toward a host of projects including glaucoma screening, guide dogs, programs aiding the visually and hearing impaired, among other projects. Learn more about Elburn Days.

Press Information

Melissa Meyer

Communications Manager
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