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TT Transportation Tuesday recap: Improving and expanding the transit system strategically

With last year’s adoption of Transit is the Answer came 15 new evaluation metrics that comprise a strategy for evaluating and selecting capital projects. Now...

May 30, 2024
Navy Pier Bus Turnaround Electric Bus and Ferris Wheel 0321 Transit is the answer to meeting Illinois’ climate goals

As we celebrate Earth Day 2024, the RTA is announcing Transforming Transit —the agency’s commitment to lead the Chicago region’s transit system into the futu...

Apr 18, 2024
Red line extension 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...

Mar 12, 2024
22 RTA 0812 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...

Feb 29, 2024
Pace capital RTA releases semi-annual project management oversight report highlighting more than 100 capital projects

Under its Project Management Oversight (PMO) program, the RTA ensures that the Service Boards—CTA, Metra, and Pace—are spending capital funds and managing th...

Jan 3, 2024
Microsoft Teams image 27 New fare structure unveiled in Metra’s 2024 budget

This guest blog was written by Metra CEO/Executive Director James Derwinski. Learn more about the proposed 2024 Regional Transit Operating Budget and Capital...

Nov 16, 2023
Microsoft Teams image 26 Melinda Metzger defines service and operating goals for Pace with 2024 budget

This guest blog was written by Pace Suburban Bus Executive Director, Melinda J. Metzger. Learn more about the proposed 2024 Regional Transit Operating Budget...

Nov 16, 2023
22 RTA 1480 President Dorval R. Carter outlines CTA’s 2024 budget

This guest blog was written by Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) President, Dorval R. Carter, Jr. Learn more about the proposed 2024 Regional Transit Operating...

Nov 16, 2023
Image 22 RTA0717min RTA announces Access to Transit project awards that will improve bicycle and pedestrian access near transit throughout the region

The RTA is announcing five Access to Transit projects after receiving funding last month from the federal Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement (...

Nov 1, 2023
Red line extension How Chicago transit agencies are using historic capital funding for critical projects

At the end of each year, the RTA reviews, adopts, and monitors the annual operating budgets and five-year capital programs of all three service boards (CTA, ...

Oct 19, 2023
22 RTA 1020 CTA and Pace offer alternatives during rebuild of Forest Park Branch of Blue Line

On July 23, the CTA began Phase I of their multi-year, multi-phased project to make service along the Blue Line’s Forest Park Branch faster, safer, more reli...

Aug 10, 2023
22 RTA 0400 CTA, Metra, and Pace Accelerating Efforts to Electrify Fleets

Riding public transit is one of the most sustainable modes of travel, and the transit system is one of the strongest tools our region has in the fight agains...

Jul 31, 2023
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