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Latest Article in: Plan RTA unveils 2024 legislative agenda to address fiscal cliff, improve regional transit system

Since the adoption of Transit is the Answer, the strategic plan for the region’s transit system, the State of Illinois has taken important legislative action...

November 27, 2023
Paratransit Move 33 years with the ADA: How Paratransit provides opportunities and independence to people with disabilities

Thirty-three years ago on July 26, 1990, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was signed into law. Under the ADA, public transportation systems must be ...

July 25, 2023
Transition Plan Transition report calls for Mayor Johnson to be champion for public transit

A group of civic leaders, transportation experts, and community advocates is urging Chicago Mayor Brandon Johnson to help secure sustainable funding for publ...

July 13, 2023
TC Move CTA, Metra, and Pace outline service adjustments to changing travel patterns

Transit has been and continues to be a lifeline to many riders, but COVID-19 has also changed when, where, how, and why many residents use transit. Stakehold...

July 11, 2023
Implementation report Plan Explore 2022 RTA Local Planning projects and successes in interactive implementation report

Every year, the RTA’s Local Planning department assists local governments throughout northeastern Illinois on projects that strengthen the region’s transit s...

July 11, 2023
Webinar 4 Invest Transportation Tuesday recap: Advancing a Regional Capital Strategy

One of the core responsibilities of the RTA is to work with the CTA, Metra, and Pace to advance a capital strategy that ensures major transit investments are...

June 28, 2023
PMO Invest RTA releases semi-annual project management oversight report highlighting over $7 billion in transit investments

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...

June 23, 2023
Museum bus Move How to use transit to explore museums in the Chicago region

The Chicago region is home to countless accessible cultural and educational amenities including 150 museums across several counties. The most cost-effective ...

June 23, 2023
Webinar 3 Plan Transportation Tuesday recap: Transit in Industrial Corridors: Community Experience, Accessibility, and Freight Interactions

Transit and freight movement are two quintessential aspects of Chicago’s legacy, present, and future. Industrial corridors, however, are not equitably distri...

June 21, 2023
Engagement and transparency Plan How the RTA is prioritizing inclusive community engagement and transparency

This post is one in a series exploring the Agenda for Action and Advocacy in Transit is the Answer, the RTA’s new regional transit strategic plan. Together w...

June 15, 2023
Transportation Tuesday 6 13 header Plan Transportation Tuesday recap: Mobility Hubs: Connecting Transportation Options for a More Seamless Experience

“Mobility hub” is a term you may not have heard before, but you have likely interacted with one. Mobility hubs are places of connectivity where different tra...

June 14, 2023
Image Plan Transportation Tuesday recap: A New Era for Chicago Transit: Adapting Service to Address Changing and Unmet Needs of Riders

The COVID-19 pandemic caused dramatic, lasting shifts in how and when Chicagoans move around the region as well as laying bare inequities in transportation a...

June 7, 2023
City train bus Plan Legislative Update: Lawmakers take important steps to make transit system less reliant on fares

The Illinois General Assembly adjourned this year’s spring legislative session after passing a $50.6 billion budget for FY2024 and several initiatives aimed ...

June 1, 2023
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