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110817 163 Copy Pace and RTA investments in ADA services help reach regional transit goals

Each quarter, the RTA provides an update about progress toward the three goals of the Invest in Transit strategic regional plan and highlights specific proje...

May 21, 2021
Blog view of a smart phone hands female requesting a ride share 1591716301 RTA mobility pilots explore solutions to first-mile, last-mile commute challenges

Chicago resident Anni Kask used to spend hours every week driving between her home near Wrigley Field and her office in suburban Bannockburn. On a Cubs game ...

May 10, 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
Redesigned RTAMS Blog Redesigned RTAMS site provides user-friendly access to transit data

A redesigned Regional Transportation Authority Mapping and Statistics (RTAMS) website is now available for users to explore, search, and study data from the ...

January 29, 2021
Ride On Blog Capital Program 730 x250 Analysis of capital projects shows most funding directed toward transit safety and reliability, but needs remain

Amid one of the most challenging years for transit, the RTA and the three Service Boards (CTA, Metra, and Pace) continue to advance key capital projects that...

December 16, 2020
Connections Zoning Code Projects RTA begins zoning code projects in Cicero, Riverside

The Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) has begun work with the communities of Cicero and Riverside to support zoning code updates through the agency’s C...

September 15, 2020
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
Cary downtown tod 1110x545 RTA, Cary begin work on Downtown Strategic Plan to support transit-oriented development

The Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) has begun work with the Village of Cary to complete a Downtown Strategic Plan. The goal is to encourage private ...

August 26, 2020
Access Transit Web Banner 1110x545 1 RTA funds Phase I engineering for bicycle, pedestrian transit access improvements in four communities

  The Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) is announcing $195,000 in funding through its Access to Transit program to help four communities in Northeaste...

August 19, 2020
Crystal Lake 1 1110x545 1 RTA, Crystal Lake begin planning project to enhance areas surrounding Metra stations

The City of Crystal Lake and the Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) have begun a planning process to create the Crystal Lake and Pingree Road Stations S...

August 5, 2020
Maywood 1110x545 1 Maywood adopts RTA-supported TOD plan for downtown area

The Village of Maywood recently adopted the Downtown Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) Plan, which was supported by the Regional Transportation Authority (R...

July 28, 2020
RTA Pace begin study of express bus network 1110x545 1 RTA, Pace begin study of express bus network along I-294 Tollway

The RTA and Pace have partnered to study opportunities for express bus services along the I-294 Tri-State Tollway corridor. The agencies have selected AECOM,...

July 17, 2020
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