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RTA logo Regional Transit Coordination Plan (RTCP) Fare Coordination Component

Study Description

The Regional Transit Coordination Plan is an ongoing multi-year program aimed at enhancing regional mobility by facilitating seamless travel on public transportation.

The Fare Coordination component began with extensive research on fare coordination policies in Northeastern Illinois and elsewhere, including a characterization of the various fare instruments currently available in the RTA region. That research was followed by an effort to establish principles, goals and objectives for improving fare coordination. The RTA subsequently evaluated various approaches for implementation of a universal fare card for use on transit services operated by the CTA, Metra, and Pace.

Program:Regional Transit Coordination Plan
Current Activities:On March 17, 2005, representatives from the RTA, CTA, Metra and Pace, along with their consultants from Booz Allen Hamilton, made a presentation to the Illinois House Committee on Mass Transit regarding options for implementing a Universal Fare Card in the Chicago region. Due to the limited availability of funding for new capital and operating expenditures, a Universal Fare Card is not being implemented at this time.
Information Updated:June 2005
Study Documents
Universal Fare Card Project Briefing to the House Committee on Mass Transit (March 17, 2005)
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