Regional Transportation Authority


The Community Planning program provides funding and planning assistance to applicants for planning projects that benefit the community and the regional transit system.  Eligible projects include transit-oriented development plans, transit access improvement plans, corridor plans and planning implementation projects.   The Community Planning program strives to not just plan for the future, but to provide assistance that achieves results.  

Municipalities, counties, townships, councils of government / municipal associations, groups of two or more municipalities, and the RTA Service Boards (Chicago Transit Authority, Metra and Pace) located within the RTA's six-county service region (Cook, DuPage, Kane, Lake, McHenry and Will Counties) are eligible to apply to the Community Planning Program.  A local funding match is not required for small scale Community Planning projects.  Larger transit-focused Community Planning projects may require a local match. Individual "not to exceed" project budgets are set by the RTA during the project development process.   


Please visit the RTAMS site to view the status of all previously approved RTA Community Planning studies, review completed reports, and search by various criteria.


The following RTA funded Plans were honored with American Planning Association (APA) Awards. Click on the icons below to view RTAMS Project Pages and links to the Plans:

Prairie Grove Town Center  TOD Plan- 2013     Lombard Downtown Revitalization Plan 2011

Award Year: 2013                           Award Year: 2011

Manhattan Village Center Master Plan- 2011     Montgomery TOD Plan  Park-and-Ride Location Study-2010

Award Year: 2011                           Award Year: 2010

Reconnecting Neighborhoods- 2009    DuPage Area Transit Plan- 2004
Award Year: 2009                           Award Year: 2004


Metra Weekend Pass

2013 Funding Programs Report


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