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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
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
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
A young woman in a green sweater looks at her smartphone on a Metra train. The RTA launched a new website. Explore it now.

Today, the RTA launched a new website featuring a refreshed brand for the agency representative of a forward-looking vision for the region’s transit system. ...

November 14, 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
Transportation Tuesday Blog Banner Post June 28 Transportation Tuesday Recap: Accessing Transportation Data in the Chicagoland Region

The RTA's Mapping and Statistics website (RTAMS) and CMAP's Data Hub are two open data resources in the Chicagoland area that help experts make informed data...

July 1, 2022
Harvey Transit Oriented Development Plan moves Harvey toward a more vibrant, connected future

The recently adopted Harvey Transit Oriented Development (TOD) Plan envisions investment in the city’s transit infrastructure, improved connections for rider...

May 13, 2022
Transportation Tuesday Blog Banner Announcement Register now for four-part Transportation Tuesday webinar series

The RTA is bringing back Transportation Tuesday, its popular four-part webinar series that in 2020 replaced the Annual Planning Workshop due to COVID-19. The...

May 5, 2022
Access To Transit blog 1110x545 1 Access to Transit program opens call for projects, funds better connections for communities large and small 

The call for projects for RTA’s Access to Transit program is open now through May 20, 2022, giving local governments the opportunity to apply for funding for...

March 30, 2022
RTA Mapping GIS Portal 1110x545 1 New RTA portal brings all interactive mapping products together in one place

This is a guest blog post from Hersh Singh, RTA Principal Analyst. Maps are an integral part of our day-to-day lives. Mapping products are interwoven into m...

February 24, 2022
Access to Transit Blog 12 3 21 1110x545 RTA Access to Transit program to fund better connections in six communities in 2022

The RTA is announcing more than $300,000 in funding through its Access to Transit program to help six communities in Northeastern Illinois improve connection...

December 13, 2021
Crystal Lake 5 Crystal Lake and Pingree Road Station Area plan aims to improve access and economic development near transit

The recently adopted Crystal Lake and Pingree Road Station Area Strategic Action Plan aims to improve mobility options and encourage development in the large...

October 29, 2021
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