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221107 RTA 1614 RTA to measure capital projects on equity, climate impacts, and more

The Chicago Region is home to one of the largest transit systems in the nation with approximately 1,500 miles of track, 7,500 vehicles, 400 stations, and 70 ...

Feb 2, 2023
22 RTA 0400 Chicago area transit agencies win federal grants to continue to improve, expand system

In 2023, Chicago area transit agencies will use millions in newly available federal transit funding to make the system more reliable, sustainable, and access...

Jan 13, 2023
22 RTA 0682 What is the ‘fiscal cliff’ and what can be done about it?

After more than a year of engagement, the RTA has released a draft regional transit strategic plan, Transit is the Answer, which the RTA Board of Directors w...

Dec 15, 2022
A young woman in a green sweater looks at her smartphone on a Metra train. The RTA launched a new website. Explore it now.

Today, the RTA launched a new website featuring a refreshed brand for the agency representative of a forward-looking vision for the region’s transit system. ...

Nov 14, 2022
10 14 22 Labor Blog Banner 1 Chicagoland agencies ramp up hiring efforts amid nationwide transit workforce shortage

Like many other industries, transit nationwide has been impacted by a tight job market. According to a new report from the American Public Transportation Ass...

Oct 18, 2022
Infastructure Blog 1 1 Climate and equity themes from federal infrastructure law will be reflected in RTA strategic plan

With Illinois slated to receive at least $4 billion in federal funds for public transit over the next five years from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, elec...

Sep 29, 2022
Access to Transit Blog 1110x545 1 RTA selects projects for Access to Transit program, bringing bike and pedestrian improvements throughout the region

The RTA has selected ten projects for its Access to the Transit program, which provides funding to municipalities to complete engineering and construction fo...

Aug 18, 2022
08 18 22 Strategic Plan Working Group Blog 1110x545 1 RTA Strategic Plan Stakeholder Working Groups conclude, discuss priority recommendations for 2023 Agenda for Advocacy and Action

After months of working together to develop recommended goals, strategies, and performance measures, the RTA Strategic Plan Stakeholder Working Groups have c...

Aug 18, 2022
Robbins Park 1110x545 2 Robbins Park groundbreaking signals start of flood mitigation, development opportunities for the community

The Village of Robbins, with support from partners around the region, is beginning a project that will revitalize the economy, mitigate major flooding issues...

Aug 12, 2022
RTA Interns 1110x545 Blog Meet the RTA Summer 2022 interns

The summer period brings a wave of new interns to the RTA. This summer the agency welcomed six new interns from the Chicago region and beyond. The interns at...

Jul 28, 2022
Rebuild Illinois Capital Projects 1110x545 Federal infrastructure dollars are flowing to the RTA system, with needed capital projects underway

Approximately $250 million in federal capital funding, largely from the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA), has recently been added to the RTA cap...

Jul 28, 2022
Regional Transportatiuon Funding Gap Blog 1110x545 Initial work on RTA 10-Year Financial Plan focuses on future regional budget gaps to inform strategic solutions

The RTA is halfway through development of the next Regional Transit Strategic Plan, which will guide the future of transit in Northeastern Illinois. This spr...

Jun 3, 2022
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