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RTA Community Planning Program Finalist for Urban Land Institute Award

June 1, 2015

The Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) is proud to announce the nomination of its Community Planning Program for the 2015 Urban Land Institute (ULI) Chicago Vision Award.  The RTA is one of six nominees in the Program Category that recognizes agencies for their commitments to promoting best practices in planning and development throughout the Chicago region. Winners will be announced at the fourth annual ULI Chicago Vision Awards ceremony on June 3 at the Redmoon Theater in Chicago.  All award nominees are reviewed by ULI Chicago members who are recognized leaders in their field for this prestigious award. ULI is a nonprofit research and education organization that represents the entire spectrum of land use and real estate development disciplines working in private enterprise and public service.  

“The RTA is proud to be nominated for this award for the second year in a row. Our Community Planning Program provides funds for communities to create plans that enhance the use of our region’s transit system,” said RTA Executive Director Leanne Redden. “This nomination is further acknowledgement of the leadership we provide in helping to create and implement real benefits for transit riders.”

Each nomination is based on the program having achieved a standard of excellence in the areas of design, construction, economics, marketing and management. Award-winning projects and programs highlight creative development practices, inventive partnerships or sharing of resources, imaginative problem solving, or visionary ideas that have contributed to the growth of vibrant communities. To date, the RTA’s Community Planning Program has leveraged more than $19 million to fund 179 projects within the RTA’s six-county region.

To learn more about the RTA’s nominated Community Planning Program, visit


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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