The Division of Public & Intermodal Transportation
provides technical assistance and administers state and federal funding to 50
public transit systems throughout the state. Together, they serve an average of
600 million passengers a year.
The division administers capital grants to assist in the purchase of new buses
and rail transit cars; the rehabilitation of transit vehicles and bus
maintenance and garage facilities; and the upgrading of track, support
facilities and stations for commuter rail and rapid transit service. The
division also assists non-profit agencies throughout the state in the purchase
of special vehicles and equipment to serve the needs of the elderly and
individuals with disabilities. The division can be contacted at 300 W. Adams
St., 2nd Floor, Chicago, Illinois 60606, (312) 793-2111.
The largest public transit system in Illinois and the second largest in the
nation operates under the Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) in
northeastern Illinois. The RTA oversees the rail and bus service provided by the
Chicago Transit Authority, commuter rail service operated by Metra, and suburban
bus service operated by Pace.