Transit Benefit Fare Program adds parking option to increase flexibility as riders return

To adapt to riders' changing needs, the RTA is adding a parking option to its Transit Benefit Fare Program, allowing riders to set aside pre-tax money from their paychecks to be used for parking, as well as transit in the Chicago region.

RTA Board weighs in on strategic planning priorities

The RTA Board of Directors kicked off a 15-month process to develop the next regional transit strategic plan with a workshop to discuss opportunities and challenges in five broad areas: Opportunities for Impact, Transit System Adaptation, Funding Sustainability, Equity, and Engagement.

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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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.