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Amid reopening, riders should continue to wear masks on transit

Although Illinois has moved into Phase 5 of its reopening plan, masks are still required on public transit under guidance from the federal government. To support that message, RTA, CTA, Metra, and Pace launched a joint advertising campaign asking everyone to responsibly return to transit.

RTA Board of Directors meeting this Thursday

The RTA Board of Directors will meet at 9:00 a.m. on Thursday, June 17. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, RTA Board of Directors meetings are currently being held virtually to ensure the health and safety of all staff, Board members, and the public. Use the links below to follow the meeting.

The RTA's Role

Created by the State of Illinois, the Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) coordinates the Chicago region’s transit system, oversees its financing with transparency and accountability, and plans for a future with adequate, accessible, and equitable public transportation for the six counties of Northeastern Illinois.

Invest in Transit strategic regional plan

The RTA Board adopted the Invest in Transit plan in 2018 to set a bold vision and goals for our regional transit system over the next five years.

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The RTA sends a twice-monthly e-newsletter with important information about the transit system, including the regional response to COVID-19. Click the button below to subscribe.

Connections: A blog about the Chicago region’s transit system

The RTA Connections blog features stories about how we collaborate with Chicago Transit AuthorityMetra, and Pace Suburban Bus to plan, invest in, and move the Chicago region's transit system.