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    2024 Budget Public Hearing on December 7th

    The RTA is hosting a virtual public hearing this Thursday evening to accept comments on the 2024 Regional Operating Budget and Capital Program.

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    Access to Transit Call for Projects now open

    The RTA Access to Transit program has opened applications now through December 15 for the 2023 Call for Projects.

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    Use transit to celebrate the holidays

    Hop aboard the CTA, Metra, or Pace and experience the best of the holiday season - from shopping at holiday markets to attending festive performances and events in the region.

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    Visit new Transit is the Answer website

    The RTA has launched a new website to track progress toward safer, more reliable, more accessible public transportation for the Chicago region.

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A government agency created by the State of Illinois to coordinate the Chicago region’s transit system, oversee its financing with transparency and accountability, and plan for a future with adequate, accessible, and equitable public transportation for the six counties of Northeastern Illinois. Learn more about the work we do...

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The RTA in action

Through the Section 5310 program, the RTA will award nearly $14M in federal funding for projects that enhance mobility for seniors and individuals with disabilities. The services funded through this program provided more than 600,000 trips in 2022.

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Section 5310

In September, the RTA Board of Directors approved a program of projects that will make it easier for older adults and people with disabilities to get to jobs, medical appointments, the grocery store, social activities, and more. The Section 5310 Program is a federal formula grant program that provides assistance to public transportation projects that focus on enhancing mobility for seniors and individuals with disabilities.

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View ridership statistics, maps, and find out where we are investing in transit infrastructure near you on RTAMS, the Regional Transportation Authority Mapping and Statistics website.

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