Groups

Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP)

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The Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP) is our region’s comprehensive planning organization. The agency and its partners developed and are now implementing ON TO 2050, a new long-range plan to help the seven counties and 284 communities of northeastern Illinois implement strategies that address transportation, housing, economic development, open space, the environment, and other quality-of-life issues.

Chicago Transit Authority (CTA)

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The Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) is the service board of the Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) responsible for the day-to-day operations and planning for the rapid transit and bus systems serving the City of Chicago and 35 surrounding suburbs.

Metra

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Metra is the service board of the Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) responsible for the day-to-day operations and planning for the commuter rail system serving the northeastern Illinois region.

Pace Suburban Bus

 

Pace is the service board of the Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) responsible for the day-to-day operations and planning for the suburban bus system serving the northeastern Illinois region. Pace provides fixed route bus services, along with contracted community dial-a-ride, ADA paratransit services, and sponsored vanpool services.

Regional Transportation Authority (RTA)

The RTA is the financial oversight and regional planning body for the three public transit operators in northeastern Illinois: the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA), Metra commuter rail and Pace suburban bus. The Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) was created in 1974 upon the approval of a referendum by the residents of Cook, DuPage, Kane, Lake, McHenry and Will counties in northeastern Illinois. The RTA is a special purpose unit of local government and a municipal corporation of the state of Illinois. From the time of its creation, the RTA's mission has been to ensure financially sound, comprehensive and coordinated public transportation for northeastern Illinois.