IMPORTANT: For regional public transit COVID-19 information, see the RTA Recovery page. For the most up to date information about changes in transit service, please see the CTAMetra, and Pace websites.


Investment Framework available for public comment

investment cover The RTA is seeking public comment on its new regional Framework for Transit Capital Improvements through Friday, August 28. The Framework outlines a transparent, equitable, and data-driven process for investing in the Northeastern Illinois transit system.


RTA Launches COVID-19 Transit Dashboard

RTA Covid Dashboard

The RTA has launched a data-driven dashboard for tracking COVID-19's effects on the regional transit network. It shows changes in ridership, services, and finances, including farebox revenue and sales tax receipts for recent months, along with 2019 data for comparison.

Invest in Transit: 2018-2023 Regional Transit Strategic Plan

In January 2018, the RTA Board adopted Invest in Transit, the strategic plan that sets a bold vision and goals for our region’s transit agencies over the next five years.

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Transit Benefit Fare Program

Often called “transit’s best kept secret,” the RTA Transit Benefit Fare Program allows employees to use pre-tax deductions from their paycheck to pay for the purchase of transit fares — which will save them hundreds of dollars a year that they would otherwise have to pay in taxes.

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