We’re very fortunate to have the nation’s second-largest public transit system here in Chicago. The system offers extensive coverage of the city and provides strong connections between the city and suburbs. Transit allows Chicagoans to get around without the hassles and costs of driving, and enable our dense, walkable neighborhoods. Getting around on transit can sometimes take a little patience, but it can often be quicker and easier than driving – and you don’t have to worry about parking!
Regional Transportation Authority (RTA)
Chicago Transit Authority (CTA)
The CTA operates over 152 bus lines and eight train lines serving 144 train stations. Use it to go anywhere in the city and some places in the suburbs.
Metra operates the rail portion of our region’s commuter system. It offers 11 commuter rail lines serving over 200 stations. Use it to move between the city and suburbs or to get to outlying nature preserve areas.
Pace operates 240 suburban bus routes, some of which also provide connections to the city. It also runs Chicago’s paratransit service.
“Using Transit” by Lee Crandell is licensed under CC BY