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    Weigh in on Community Planning projects

    Six new projects have been chosen for the RTA’s 2023 Community Planning program including a South Side mobility hub, transit-oriented development (TOD) plans and more.

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    What RTA is planning for 2023

    2023 will be a critical year for the Chicago region’s transit system, which contributes to our region’s economic, social, and environmental health in ways and at a scale nothing else can.

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    Chicago transit wins federal money to improve system

    In 2023, Chicago area transit agencies will use millions in newly available federal transit funding to make the system more reliable, sustainable, and accessible to all riders.

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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

The RTA has invested more than $22.5 million in communities to improve access to transit for bicyclists and pedestrians. Improvements like new sidewalks, signage, and shelters make transit safer and more enjoyable for riders.

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Access to Transit

The RTA has selected ten projects for its Access to the Transit program, which provides funding to municipalities to complete engineering and construction for small-scale capital improvements, such as filling sidewalk gaps and installing covered bicycle parking, that improve pedestrian and bicycle connections to transit.

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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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