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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
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
Rebuild Illinois Capital Projects 1110x545 Federal infrastructure dollars are flowing to the RTA system, with needed capital projects underway

Approximately $250 million in federal capital funding, largely from the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA), has recently been added to the RTA cap...

July 28, 2022
Connections PMO Option2 Rebuild Illinois funding is already investing in the Chicago region’s transit system

Although the COVID-19 pandemic has created funding challenges for transit operations, CTA, Metra, and Pace have continued to implement major capital projects...

July 6, 2021
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