Summer Events and Festivals Mean Fun in RTA Region

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The Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) is reminding riders that the fastest and most convenient way to get around this summer is by taking public transit. The fun is just a short ride away on a bus or train and a great way to avoid the congestion and delays in Chicago’s famous summer or “construction” season as the Kennedy Expressway closures begin. Your choices include:

• Board a Blue Line CTA train from downtown Chicago for the Wicker Park Green Music Fest (June 21st & 22nd) and enjoy a wide assortment of music, art and children’s activities.

• Escape the hustle and bustle of the city and hop on Metra’s North Central Service Line at Union Station to Long Grove for the Strawberry Festival (June 20th) to immerse yourself in the scenery of a small historic town while taking in some great food and entertainment.

Riders can use the RTA’s Trip Planner to plan travel and select routes with handicap accessible services when necessary. For more information about how the RTA Trip Planner can help you plan your next trip, visit

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