Public Transportation Offers Best Travel Option for Summer Festivals

End of summer fun is just a short ride away and the Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) is reminding riders that they can beat the traffic by taking the fastest and most convenient way to get around the region: public transportation. Take a bus or train to enjoy family time, meet friends at an event or just enjoy our great city.

Riders can use the RTA’s Trip Planner to plan travel and select routes with ADA accessible services when necessary.  It is the only website in the region that provides a variety of options for getting around by using transit, walking, bicycling and driving. For more information about how the RTA Trip Planner can help you plan your next trip, visit

Enjoy some of these featured weekend events:

  • Chicago Jazz Festival Join this favorite Labor Day Weekend tradition with jazz talents from around the world at Millennium Park this weekend. All forms of jazz will be featured at this free event that will educate jazz audiences of all ages. Learn more about the Chicago Jazz Festival.
  • African Festival of the Arts – Watch as the festival grounds in Chicago’s Washington Park morph into an African village this weekend filled with festive drumming, museum artifacts, colorful and rich handwoven fabric and textile representing the many countries in Africa. Learn more about the African Festival of the Arts.