In order for people to fully access jobs and contribute to the economy, mobility is key. Yet, in many parts of the Chicago area people do not have convenient access to transit service.
Despite the Chicago area’s extensive public transit system – the RTA reported 635 million CTA, Metra and Pace trips in 2015 – ridership has been flat or declining in recent years.
Transit use is greatly affected by its availability and reliability, and our public transit services don’t reach everyone. So, partnerships are needed.
A recent study, “Increasing Mobility Through Enhanced Transit Connectivity,” reviewed successful mobility partnerships in other cities and identified several practical ways to give more reliable, affordable and convenient travel options to people in areas...