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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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RTA selects eight station activation projects for pilot program to improve public safety near transit May 16, 2024
RTA leads regional application for $375 million to transform transit and fight climate change April 11, 2024
RTA gathers riders and regional officials to discuss ways to improve safety and security on public transit February 28, 2024
Access Pilot Program launches today, extending reduced fares to eligible low-income Metra riders February 1, 2024
Regional transit ridership reached post-pandemic high in 2023; increases by 16 percent from previous year January 24, 2024
RTA, Metra, Cook County announce Access Pilot Program, extending reduced fares to eligible low-income Metra riders in 2024 January 16, 2024
RTA Board approves 2024 Regional Operating Budget and 2024-2028 Capital Program for metropolitan Chicago transit December 14, 2023
Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) provides 25,000 $20 transit passes to survivors of gender-based violence November 6, 2023
Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) announces new Senior Deputy Executive Director, Planning and Capital Programming, Maulik Vaishnav October 11, 2023
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
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