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Latest Article in: Plan Coalition members provide feedback on rider safety, free and reduced fare programs, and legislative goals

Over 80 riders, agency staff, advocates, and other stakeholders met virtually with the RTA on April 10 for the fourth quarterly Transit is the Answer Coaliti...

April 12, 2024
221107 RTA 1572 Move Make your commute less taxing with the RTA Transit Benefit Fare Program

As Tax Day approaches on April 15, the RTA is reminding riders about a tax benefit that is good news for both employers and employees: the RTA Transit Benefi...

April 5, 2024
Plan Corridor study, finance district studies, eTOD: Community Planning projects kick off throughout the region

This spring, four projects have kicked off that will make communities throughout the Chicago region more transit-friendly, thanks to support from the RTA Com...

March 29, 2024
22 RTASAMPLES 068 Move How to use transit to enjoy sports in the Chicago area

Chicagoland is home to five major sporting franchises and dozens of local teams. Take the CTA, Metra, or Pace and support the athletes representing the Chica...

March 26, 2024
22 RTA 0922 Plan RTA selects projects for Access to Transit program, bringing bike and pedestrian improvements throughout the region

The RTA has selected nine new projects for its Access to Transit program, which provides funding to municipalities to complete engineering and construction f...

March 21, 2024
Rtacab Plan RTA launches new, rider-focused Citizens Advisory Board

Following through on a key recommendation from our Transit is the Answer strategic plan, the RTA is excited to launch a newly expanded Citizens Advisory Boar...

March 21, 2024
22 RTA 0682 Move How survivors of gender-based violence are using transit passes provided by the RTA

In November 2023, RTA provided 25,000 transit passes loaded with $20 each to The Network: Advocating Against Domestic Violence, an Illinois membership organi...

March 19, 2024
Red line extension Invest Three years into the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, Chicago’s transit system is winning competitive grants and advancing critical projects

The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA), passed in 2021, represented a historic level of federal investment for shoring up the nation’s infrastruct...

March 12, 2024
Low line Plan RTA’s Community Planning Call for Projects with a new Transit Station Activation pilot category aims to fund initiatives that make stations and bus stops more welcoming

Imagine stepping off the train at the end of your workday and being greeted by a local artist exhibit, or a farmers’ market with healthy food to browse and b...

March 12, 2024
22 RTA 1511 Move How to use transit during the Kennedy Expressway construction

A major, multiyear construction project on the Kennedy Expressway stretching 7.5 miles from the junction with the Edens to Ohio Street threatens to leave dri...

March 11, 2024
2402227 RTA 01 Plan RTA gathers riders and regional officials for Safety and Security Summit, announces Transit Station Activation grants

On February 27, the RTA joined with CTA, Metra, Pace, the City of Chicago, State of Illinois, and other municipal and social service partners to host a cross...

March 1, 2024
22 RTA 0812 Invest Why fully funding paratransit service and reduced fare programs is key to closing the transit budget gap

With transit facing a fiscal cliff in the coming years, fully funding critical programs like ADA paratransit service and free and reduced fare programs is on...

February 29, 2024
22 RTA 1366 Move How to use public transit to celebrate Women’s History Month in the Chicago region

March marks Women’s History Month, a time to reflect and celebrate the often-overlooked contributions of women who build up the local economy, cultural capit...

February 29, 2024
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