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Public Transportation Offers Best Travel Option for Summer Festivals - July 31

July 30, 2015

RTA Trip Planner offers easy way to plan routes to July 31 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:

  • Fiesta del Sol - Enjoy the largest Latino festival in the Midwest in Pilsen, 1400 W. Cermak, Chicago from July 30 to August 2. Celebrate Mexican culture, enjoy live entertainment, local art, carnival rides and much more. Learn more about the Fiesta del Sol.
  • Lollapalooza Chicago's largest music festival returns this weekend, July 31 to August 2 at Grant Park. Celebrate the start of this festival's second decade in with more than 300,000 music lovers enjoying 140-plus artists. Learn more about Lollapalooza.
  • La Grange Endless Summer Fest 2015 – Enjoy entertainment, food vendors, music and fireworks at this three day event in Gordon Park, LaGrange from July 31 to August 2. Learn more about the LaGrange Endless Summer Fest.


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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