The Regional Transportation Agency (RTA) provides oversight of the three regional transit providers: Pace, CTA, Metra. Some of the projects RTA is working on are highlighted below.
Hoffman Estates Community Planning Grant
The Village received funding in 2012-13 through RTA's Community Planning grant program. The RTA dedicated funds towards the analysis of potential flexible route transit services in the Village. These "flexible" services are a hybrid of a fixed route service with a demand responsive (similar to dial-a-ride) component. Buses would operate along certain roads, areas, or corridors on an established schedule but could deviate off that route for curbside pickup and dropoffs. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the feasibility of this type of service in several parts of the Village. Pace's On Demand service and the I-90 Express Routes at the I-90 / Barrington Road station are examples of ideas from the study which have been implemented. Click the header above for a link to the report. The Village continues efforts with Pace and others to identify options to expand transit options locally and in the region.
Regional Transit Strategic Plan
The RTA is promoting a campaign to increase funding for transportation over the next 30 years in an effort to reduce congestion. Please visit the website for more information.
A Trip planner is available on the RTA website to help find transit connections for a trip you would like to make.
ADA Paratransit Eligibility
RTA makes the determination if an individual is eligible for ADA service. Follow the link above to see how to register for this program.