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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...

March 12, 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...

January 3, 2024
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, ...

October 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...

August 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...

July 31, 2023
Webinar 4 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 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
22 RTA 0451 Project Management Oversight report highlights more than $7 billion in ongoing transit investments

Twice a year the RTA publishes a Project Management Oversight (PMO) report that details major transit investments by CTA, Metra, and Pace and fulfills our ov...

March 8, 2023
22 RTA 1532 Understanding capital vs. operating funding and why it matters

Funding the second largest transit system in the country is a large and complicated task. It’s true, Chicagoland’s transit system is facing a $730 million an...

February 2, 2023
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 ...

February 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...

January 13, 2023
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...

September 29, 2022
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