Regional Transportation Authority - Chicago

Chicago, IL 60604-2705


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Chicago, IL 60604-2705

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RTA of Northern Illinois submits request for $375 million in federal funding to fight climate change

April 12, 2024
The funding would allow the CTA, Metra and Pace to purchase and deploy state-of-the-art green technology benefiting riders and residents across four counties.
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Safety & Security

RTA of Northern Illinois hosts Public Transit Safety and Security Summit

Feb. 29, 2024
The Public Transit Safety and Security Summit brought together members of the transit industry in the Chicago area with municipal and social service partners to discuss holistic...
RTA of Northern Illinois
Fare Collection

Access Pilot Program to launch Feb. 1 in Chicago area

Jan. 17, 2024
In partnership with the Regional Transportation Authority of Northern Illinois, Metra and Cook County, Ill., the Access Pilot Program will extend reduced fares on the entire ...

Metra Board of Directors approves 2024 operating and capital budgets

Nov. 13, 2023
The $1.1 billion operating budget includes a major revision to the agency’s fare structure and a new mix of fare products while the $574.9 million capital budget continues a significant...
Safety & Security

RTA of Northern Illinois provides domestic violence support group with 25,000 pre-loaded transit passes

Nov. 7, 2023
The Network: Advocating Against Domestic Violence is an Illinois membership organization advocating to end domestic violence through training, education and policy advocacy. ...
Maulik Vaishnav joins RTA team as senior deputy executive director of planning and capital programming

RTA of Northern Illinois appoints Maulik Vaishnav as senior deputy executive director of planning and capital programming

Oct. 12, 2023
Vaishnav will coordinate with the CTA, Metra, Pace, other government entities, civic partners and department staff to support regional and local planning and programs.
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Shelters, Stations, Fixtures, Parking & Lighting

Metra cuts ribbon on rehabilitated Blue Island-Vermont Street Station depot

July 24, 2023
The $3.7 million project included a complete interior renovation, renovation of the roof and repairs to meet ADA compliance for accessible routes and new wayfinding and intermodal...
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RTA of Northern Illinois names Rob Nash as its new director of government affairs

June 30, 2023
Nash is charged with developing, leading and managing the federal, state and local legislative strategy of the RTA.
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Mobile Applications

Pace launches Pace Connect

June 28, 2023
Pace Connect is a new transit service designed to provide a first and last mile transit option during late night hours in two designated zones and is geared towards third shift...
Hybrid, Hydrogen & Electric Vehicles

CTA plans to nearly double all-electric bus fleet

The agency has purchased 22 new, all-electric buses as part of efforts to advance its “Charging Forward” Plan, which serves as a blueprint for converting an all-electric fleet...

Articles & News

Pace Suburban Bus
Officials cutting the ribbon on the new Pace Plainfield Facility, which will be operational this fall. Left to right: Pace Exec. Dir. Melinda Metzger, fmr. Pace Director Roger Claar, Will County Exec. Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant, Pace Chairman Rick Kwasneski, RTA Chairman Kirk Dillard, IL Sen. Meg Loughran Cappel, Northern Builders Sr. VP Matthew Grusecki, Plainfield Mayor John Argoudelis.

Pace celebrates opening of Plainfield maintenance and storage garage

The facility is Pace’s first new fixed-route garage in more than three decades and will allow for the expansion of its Bus on Shoulder Express Service.
Cook County
Octavia Saffold, a Metra Electric rider, offered a testimonial of the positive impact the Fair Transit South Cook pilot program has had on her life.
Fare Collection

Fair Transit South Cook pilot labeled a success in first annual report

The final two years of the program will see the partners working on an integrated fare payment solution that supports the program’s goals of providing more equitable mobility....
Regional Transportation Authority
RTA, CTA, Metra and Pace have launched a joint advocacy campaign in the Chicago region to share the benefits of transit.

Chicago region’s RTA launches ‘Forward for All’ campaign

The advocacy campaign aims to strengthen regional pride in the transit network and build awareness on the positive impact CTA, Pace and Metra services bring to the area.
Leaders from Cook County, Metra, Pace and RTA at an event launching the Fair Transit South Cook pilot on Jan. 4.

Fair Transit South Cook pilot launches on the south side of Chicago

Jan. 5, 2021
The program aims to bring better service and lower costs to transit users in regions south of Chicago.

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RTA of Northeastern Illinois Board of Directors adopt “Transit is the Answer” strategic plan

Feb. 17, 2023
The plan outlines 14 key areas of advocacy and action that were co-created with stakeholders to guide priorities in areas like funding, safety, speed and reliability.
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RTA of Northeastern Illinois names Kevin Bueso as new CFO and senior deputy executive director of finance, innovation and technology

Feb. 1, 2023
Bueso is charged with overseeing the financial function and responsibilities of the RTA at an unprecedented inflection point for the Northeast Illinois transit system.
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Chicago RTA adopts 2023 regional transit budget and five-year capital program

Dec. 20, 2022
The 2023 budget includes $3.583 billion for operations — an increase of six percent over the adopted 2022 budget.
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RTA of Northeastern Illinois releases draft of 2023 regional transit strategic plan

Dec. 8, 2022
The plan vision is safe, reliable, accessible public transportation that connects people to opportunity, advances equity and combats climate change.
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RTA of Northeastern Illinois launches new website that prioritizes accessibility and usability

Nov. 17, 2022
The new site features a refreshed brand for the agency representative of a forward-looking vision for the region’s transit system.
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A CTA Brown Line train to Kimball travels on elevated tracks in downtown Chicago.

RTA Board approves 2022 budget and 2022-2026 capital program for Chicago area transit

Dec. 20, 2021
The board is holding fares steady, but notes the region again faces uncertainty as the COVID-19 pandemic continues.
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A chart depicting the survey respondents transit use before and during the pandemic.

Survey of Chicago region transit riders indicates potential challenges as pandemic eases

April 16, 2021
The RTA survey shows a significant majority of lapsed riders expect to resume their pre-COVID-19 level of transit use, but increased telecommuting is likely to persist.
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Passenger Info

Redesigned RTAMS site provides user-friendly access to Chicago RTA's transit data

Feb. 3, 2021
Users can explore, search and study data from the Chicago region's transit network thanks to the improved website.

RTA funds Phase I engineering for bicycle, pedestrian transit access improvements in four communities

Aug. 24, 2020
For the first time in 2020, the RTA added Phase I engineering as an eligible project type for communities of high need based on several economic and demographic factors.