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    Safety Summit Priority Recommendations

    Read a report from the 2024 Public Transit Safety and Security Summit hosted by the RTA.

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    Register now for Transportation Tuesday

    The free, four-part webinar series will be live every Tuesday at noon from May 28–June 18. Attendees will hear from experts, ask questions, and learn about hot topics in transportation planning.

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    Eight station activation projects selected for pilot program

    The RTA is announcing more than $120,000 in funding for Transit Station Activations, a pilot program to fund events that can help improve public safety and a sense of community near transit stations and stops.

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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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