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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 announces new Board member Liz Gorman July 14, 2021
Moody’s upgrades Regional Transportation Authority sales tax bonds to A1 from A2, calls outlook stable July 12, 2021
Transit ridership survey reveals challenges for Chicago region in COVID’s wake April 15, 2021
RTA Board approves 2021 Regional Operating Budget and 2021-2025 Capital Program for metropolitan Chicago transit December 17, 2020
RTA begins zoning code projects in Cicero, Riverside September 15, 2020
RTA, Cary begin work on Downtown Strategic Plan to support transit-oriented development August 26, 2020
RTA funds Phase I engineering for bicycle, pedestrian transit access improvements in four communities August 19, 2020
RTA, Crystal Lake begin planning project to enhance areas surrounding Metra stations August 6, 2020
Maywood adopts RTA-supported TOD plan for downtown area July 28, 2020
RTA releases Framework for Transit Capital Investments for public comment July 16, 2020
RTA Announces Two New Board Members July 16, 2020
Chicago Plan Commission Approves South Shore Corridor Study June 17, 2020
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