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Engagement and transparency RTA launches performance measures dashboards to track progress on strategic plan outcomes

The RTA’s regional transit strategic plan, Transit is the Answer, identifies six key outcomes that are needed to achieve the plan’s vision of “safe, reliable...

October 4, 2023
221107 RTA 1554 Legislation expands Transit Benefit Program to workplaces across the Chicago region

Legislative action in Springfield will expand the pre-tax transit benefit program to places of business across the Chicago region, offering both employees an...

July 25, 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
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
Engagement and transparency How the RTA is prioritizing inclusive community engagement and transparency

This post is one in a series exploring the Agenda for Action and Advocacy in Transit is the Answer, the RTA’s new regional transit strategic plan. Together w...

June 15, 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
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
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 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
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