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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...

January 25, 2024
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....

October 18, 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...

September 18, 2023
Implementation report 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
Transportation Tuesday 6 13 header 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
Community planning Curb management and TOD: Community Planning projects kick off throughout region

This spring, three projects have kicked off that will make communities throughout the Chicago region more transit-friendly, thanks to support from the RTA Co...

June 1, 2023
University Park TOD plan blog header University Park transit-oriented development plan reimagines Metra Electric terminus station area

The recently adopted Village of University Park Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) Plan envisions a next generation Metra Electric station area that fosters ...

May 1, 2023
TOD RTA planning programs bring transit-oriented development progress to Chicago suburbs

The RTA’s Local Planning team provides support and funding opportunities to municipalities and transportation agencies across the region to improve transit a...

March 8, 2023
22 RTA 0236 A South Side mobility hub, TOD plans and more: Weigh in on selected Community Planning projects

Six new projects have been chosen for the RTA’s 2023 Community Planning program. The projects are available for public comment through February 3 by emailing...

January 18, 2023
09 00 22 Clearbrook Moving You Blog 1110x545 Clearbrook transportation services connect individuals with disabilities to their communities

This is part of our Moving You series, which examines federally funded programs managed by the RTA that expand transportation options and access for all. In...

September 2, 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...

August 12, 2022
Implementation Blog Banner 1110x545 1 Explore 2021 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 build on the strength of the regi...

July 14, 2022
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