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Latest Article in: Plan Reflecting on progress one year after adoption of Transit is the Answer

February marks the one-year anniversary of the RTA Board of Directors vote to adopt Transit is the Answer, the regional transit strategic plan that serves as...

February 15, 2024
Image 22 RTA0717min Invest 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 (...

November 1, 2023
Red line extension Invest 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, ...

October 19, 2023
Peer regions Plan RTA to create guide for local governments to enact transit-friendly policies

Transit can only be as strong as the surrounding built environment — or all the structures and developments that surround a transit station or stop — allows....

October 18, 2023
221107 RTA 1617 Plan CMAP completes report on regional transit for Illinois General Assembly

This week, the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP) completed its Plan of Action for Regional Transit (PART) report and will submit it to the Illi...

October 13, 2023
221107 RTA 1589 Move How to use transit to enjoy autumn in the Chicago region

Instead of mourning another Chicagoland summer come and gone, start creating your plans to make the most of fall. The RTA has curated a list of indoor and ou...

October 12, 2023
Engagement and transparency Plan RTA launches performance measures dashboards to track progress on strategic plan outcomes

The RTA’s regional transit strategic plan, Transit is the Answer, identifies six key outcomes that are needed to achieve the plan’s vision of “safe, reliable...

October 4, 2023
22 RTA 1157 Move How to use transit to explore the Chicago region’s architecture

Chicago is one of the world’s great cities for architecture and designed landscapes—and the birthplace of the word “skyscraper.” The region is home to an unm...

September 27, 2023
22 RTA 1385 Move Data show increased ridership on CTA, Metra, and Pace

Ridership across Chicago’s transit system continues to increase to a post-Covid peak, according to recent data from CTA, Metra, and Pace. Combined, the syste...

September 21, 2023
Des plaines Plan Des Plaines Developer Panel discusses new TOD on Oakton and Lee Street

In June 2023, the City of Des Plaines participated in a Developer Discussion Panel held at Des Plaines City Hall, supported by the RTA’s Community Planning p...

September 18, 2023
Little City Foundation Move RTA will award nearly $14M in federal funding for projects that enhance mobility for seniors and individuals with disabilities

On September 14, the RTA Board of Directors approved a program of projects that will make it easier for older adults and people with disabilities to get to j...

September 14, 2023
22 RTA 0666 Move How to use transit to enjoy Hispanic Heritage Month in the Chicago region

Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated in the United States from September 15-October 15 to recognize the contributions and influence of Hispanic Americans. T...

September 7, 2023
Peer regions Plan What Illinois can learn from transit funding packages in peer states

Public transit plays an essential role in the lives of millions of riders across the Chicago region and has the potential to reach even more people — but the...

August 24, 2023
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