Let Transit Take You Back to School
August 14, 2017
It’s that time of year where parents are often smiling and some kids are not: it’s “Back to School” time. At the RTA, we’re here to help with the transition from summer break to the school year by participating in “Back to School” events where we share information about promotions that help students get to and from school.
The RTA was proud to participate in the 16th annual “WGN-TV Back-to-School Kids Fair” last Friday at the WGN-TV Studios in Chicago. We handed out Dump the Pump goodies and information on public transportation options for parents getting ready to take their children back to school.
[caption id="attachment_4220" align="aligncenter" width="334"] RTA's Director of Marketing and Communications Susan Massel talks transportation options for students with WGN's Sarah Jindra[/caption]
The RTA also marched with other transit agencies in the Bud Billiken Parade on Sunday. The second largest parade in the United States, Bud Billiken’s mission is to promote the betterment of Chicago's youth, education, and to sound the clarion call for "Back to School."
[caption id="attachment_4227" align="alignnone" width="1287"] RTA's intern Eric (right) hanging out with CTA President Dorval Carter, Jr. (left) before marching at the Bud Billiken Parade![/caption]
If you didn’t see us at these “Back to School” events, here is a quick rundown of what the region’s transit agencies have to offer students and parents on the first day of school as well as the rest of the school year:
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