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Innovation

The needs of riders are evolving and the RTA is committed to change and innovation through partnerships, pilots, and other projects around the region.

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Mobility Pilots

The 2018-2023 Regional Transit Strategic Plan, Invest in Transit, articulates three overriding goals for the region: Deliver value on our investment, build on the strength of our network, and stay competitive. The third goal, “stay competitive,” focuses on the vital role that transit plays and promotes strategies to meet the changing needs of riders.  A component of this strategy is to test how technology and partnerships with new mobility providers can improve conditions for riders in traditionally difficult to serve transit markets, such as the last mile of reverse commute trips.

As a part of this effort, the RTA has formed pilot partnerships with new mobility providers. Read more about recently completed mobility pilots in Oak Brook and Bannockburn in a report published in May 2021. See all mobility pilots the RTA is funding, or has funded, on an interactive story map.

Recent blog posts

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Pace, Uber pilot provides new, mobility option for riders with disabilities in DuPage County

The RTA is committed to supporting innovative solutions to mobility challenges for riders across northeastern Illinoi...

RTA mobility pilots explore solutions to first-mile, last-mile commute challenges

Chicago resident Anni Kask used to spend hours every week driving between her home near Wrigley Field and her office ...

Pace leader says innovation is essential for future of transit

The RTA is currently developing the 2023 Regional Transit Strategic Plan for Northeastern Illinois at a time when the...

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