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Press Releases

Below are RTA news releases since 2011. If you would like to receive these press releases, sign up for the RTA’s media mailing list. For all media inquiries, reporters should contact:

Tina Fassett Smith, Director of Communications
( or 312-913-3256) 

Jessica Cabe, Communications Specialist

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Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) announces new Director, Government Affairs, Rob Nash June 28, 2023
RTA board adopts strategic plan, ‘Transit is the Answer,’ announces quarterly coalition meetings February 16, 2023
Regional Transportation Authority announces new Chief Financial Officer Kevin Bueso January 31, 2023
RTA Board approves 2023 Regional Operating Budget and 2023-2027 Capital Program for metropolitan Chicago transit December 16, 2022
RTA releases draft regional transit strategic plan, ‘Transit is the Answer,’ calling for new funding streams, safety summit and more December 2, 2022
Regional Transportation Authority commits to accessible, rider-focused future with refreshed brand, website November 14, 2022
Chicagoland’s regional transit system breaks pandemic ridership records September 28, 2022
Moody’s upgrades rating on $1.7 billion of RTA bond funds May 6, 2022
RTA, CTA, Metra and Pace launch joint transit advocacy campaign ‘Forward for All’ March 31, 2022
Pace and RTA Seek Public Input on I-294 Tri-State Market & Facilities Feasibility Study February 3, 2022
Regional Transportation Authority launches online portal for Reduced Fare and Ride Free Permits January 18, 2022
RTA Board approves 2022 Regional Operating Budget and 2022-2026 Capital Program for metropolitan Chicago transit December 16, 2021
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