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RTA Mask Mandate Blog Header 01 Transit agencies launch campaign asking riders to wear masks, ride responsibly

The RTA, CTA, Metra, and Pace have launched a joint advertising campaign reminding transit riders to continue to ride responsibly and wear a mask. In a rece...

May 11, 2021
Chicago regions economic recovery DSC 5196 001 Chicago region’s economic recovery depends on continued investment in transit

A letter from Leanne Redden, executive director, Regional Transportation Authority. For the last year, the RTA has been focused on sustaining critical trans...

April 27, 2021
120531 642 Survey shows current riders are more likely to be essential workers or minorities, feel transit is safe

Although ridership on the Chicago region’s transit system has dramatically declined during the COVID-19 pandemic, more than 500,000 riders are still taking C...

April 19, 2021
RTA 15 SL2400 728 RTA outlines process to distribute federal COVID relief funds, analyze critical transit need

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, the RTA is in the midst of its three step recovery strategy to sustain the region’s transit system and plan for its futur...

January 22, 2021
Transit recovery scenario planning blog image 1 Survey seeks input on RTA transit recovery scenario planning

The impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on regional transit have been profound. The public health crisis has reduced ridership, led to service changes, and plac...

August 28, 2020
RTA ED funding letter 730x250 RTA Executive Director's letter to Illinois Congressional Delegation on additional federal funding for transit

On July 30, 2020, I sent a letter to the Illinois Congressional delegation to reiterate that the RTA strongly supports including additional federal resources...

August 3, 2020
Ready to Ride Blog Header RTA publishes guide to riding transit again

As our state and nation continue to recover from the pandemic, public transit remains an essential service, responsible for transporting health care employee...

June 18, 2020
RTA Board Chairmans Letter to Illinois Legislators 0210161540a RTA Board Chairman's Letter to Illinois Legislators

On May 18, 2020, I sent a letter to Illinois legislators on behalf of the Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Later...

May 29, 2020
Dashboard Horiz trimmed RTA Launches Online Dashboard Showing COVID-19 Effects on Transit Network

The Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) has launched a new online dashboard with information about the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the region’s t...

May 27, 2020
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