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2402227 RTA 01 RTA gathers riders and regional officials for Safety and Security Summit, announces Transit Station Activation grants

On February 27, the RTA joined with CTA, Metra, Pace, the City of Chicago, State of Illinois, and other municipal and social service partners to host a cross...

Mar 1, 2024
02 Feb TIA Anniversary 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...

Feb 15, 2024
22 RTA 1518 2 Far South Halsted Corridor Study prepares for future Pace Pulse service

A new RTA Community Planning project kicked off in late 2023 as a crucial step in bringing Pace Pulse service to Chicago’s south suburbs. The Far South Halst...

Jan 25, 2024
22 RTA 0922 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...

Nov 27, 2023
Peer regions 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....

Oct 18, 2023
221107 RTA 1617 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...

Oct 13, 2023
Engagement and transparency 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...

Oct 4, 2023
Des plaines 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...

Sep 18, 2023
Peer regions 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...

Aug 24, 2023
22 RTA 1425 Second Transit is the Answer Coalition meeting explores making the system safer and more secure for everyone

Over 100 riders, elected officials, advocates, and other stakeholders met virtually with the RTA on August 8 for the second quarterly Transit is the Answer C...

Aug 11, 2023
22 RTA 0824 RTA begins planning a safety and security summit

Transit is the answer to many of our region’s greatest challenges, and all riders need to feel safe on our system. One of the action items from the RTA’s reg...

Aug 2, 2023
Transition 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...

Jul 13, 2023
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