Why a Strategic Plan?
The Regional Transit Strategic Plan is intended to be used as a road map to shape the future of the region's transit system. Having such a plan helps to define the region's common vision and goals for transit and forges a thoughtful and coherent basis by which decisions can be made. The Strategic Plan attempts to highlight the most important issues that face transit in our region over the next five years, allowing transit to respond effectively to developing issues.
What is the latest news on the Strategic Plan Update?
The draft Regional Transit Strategic Plan has been released for public review and we would like your input.
In December 2012, the RTA set out to update the Regional Transit Strategic Plan in conjunction with the general public our partner agencies CTA, Metra, and Pace, as well as stakeholders. After several months of compiling opinions, workshops and analysis, we are happy to present a draft Regional Transit Strategic Plan for your review. The plan is intended to serve as a road map for regional transit and will help to guide decision-making over the next five years.
Where can I see the Draft Plan?
The strategic plan attempts to establish a common vision for transit in our region and set priorities over the next five years. The draft plan identifies the vision of the regional transit system as "A world-class regional public transportation system providing a foundation to the region's prosperity, livability, and vitality." A full description of goals and objectives of the system are identified in the plan. As a means to collectively guide the plan implementation, priority issues and related recommendations have been identified.
Draft Regional Transit Strategic Plan
Two Page Summary of Draft Regional Transit Strategic Plan
The RTA values input of how to better the regional transit system. We would like your input and we have several opportunities for you to provide it. Survey responses and comments will be accepted through July 1, 2013.
- Please take our Survey
This brief survey seeks your input on recommendations that are being considered as part of the plan. The survey should take less than 10 minutes.
- Submit a Comment
An opportunity to provide a formal comment that will be accepted as part of the hearing process.
- Attend a Public Hearing
The RTA will be hosting eight public hearings throughout the region. At these hearings you will have the opportunity to view the plan and talk one on one with RTA staff. The dates and locations of the hearings. Information boards displayed at public hearings.
- June 18th
- DuPage County –Wheaton City Hall, City Council Chambers, 4-6pm
- Kane County- Kane County Government Center, Building A 1st Floor Auditorium, 4-6pm
- June 19th
- Downtown Chicago – RTA Headquarters, 175 W. Jackson Blvd. Suite 1650, Chicago, 60604, 11am -1pm
- South Cook – Flossmoor Village Hall, Village Board Room, 4-6pm
- June 20th
- Lake County – Grayslake Village Hall, Village Board Room, 4-6pm
- North Cook - Arlington Heights Village Hall, Board Room and Community Room, 4-6pm
- McHenry - Crystal Lake City Hall, City Council Chamber, 4-6pm
- June 25
- Will County – New Lenox Village Hall, Council Chambers, 4-6pm
Inputs and Important Documents