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Join the Transit is the Answer Coalition

Transit is the Answer to many of the region’s challenges but is threatened by lack of sufficient operating and capital funding after years of disinvestment and a pandemic. Our region’s current transit funding structure is also overly reliant on fares. Together this leaves our transit agencies to face an existential crisis that neither fare hikes nor service cuts can solve while preserving a useful and equitable system.

We need your help to win sustainable funding for transit and build a better system for everyone who relies on it.

Stay engaged

The Agenda for Advocacy and Action in this plan lays out a path to position the system for long-term success by seeking new funding, making improvements for riders, and supporting communities working to increase transit access.

We recognize we can’t do this alone. Many of the advocacy and action items in this plan are not under the control of RTA, CTA, Metra, and Pace. Leadership from a diverse group of elected officials and community leaders is needed to achieve meaningful change.

Take action to advance this agenda, save transit, and improve it for the future.

  1. Organizations : Join our Transit is the Answer Coalition using the form below. We will be in touch about opportunities for you to participate in plan implementation activities.
    • A partner toolkit to advocate for increased funding for transit will be available upon RTA Board consideration of this plan in February 2023.
  2. Individuals : Sign up for RTA communications at and follow RTA on social media (links at the bottom of this page) to receive regular updates on the coalition and progress on the plan actions.

Join our coalition

If you or your organization would like to sign on to be part of the Transit is the Answer coalition to support and advocate for transit's future in northeast Illinois, please fill out the form below.

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