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Subscribe for COVID-19 recovery updates

Throughout the coronavirus pandemic, public transit remains an essential service. Sign up to receive regular updates about how COVID-19 is affecting transit in the Chicago region and visit the COVID Transit Data Dashboard for more.

RTA three-step recovery process

Adopting the 2021 Operating Budget, Two-Year Financial Plan, and Five-Year Capital Program was Step 1 in the RTA’s three-step strategy for the regional transit system to recover from the pandemic. Now in progress, Step 2 is to execute that budget and make decisions that sustain critical transit service during this time of uncertainty. Step 3 will include strategic planning for the long-term future of the transit system. Read more on the COVID Recovery page.

RTA accepting applications for Community Planning program

High need communities are invited to apply for the RTA Community Planning program, which focuses on providing planning assistance to municipalities on issues at the intersection of public transportation and land use. Applications will be accepted until February 3, 2021. Read more about the types of projects being accepted in a blog post.

RTA Applications for Community Planning

RTA Strategic Performance Measures Dashboard

To increase transparency and accountability, the RTA launched a dashboard, which presents a systemwide view of how regional transit is performing on a variety of metrics. Explore the dashboard and share feedback by email.

Strategic Level Performance Dashboard

Invest in Transit  strategic plan

The RTA Board adopted the Invest in Transit plan to set a bold vision and goals for our region’s transit agencies over the next five years.

RTA Chicago Skyline

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