RTA Encourages Commuters to Celebrate Earth Day


Happy Earth Day!  What are you doing today to show your love for our beautiful earth? Hopefully you’re among the millions of CTA, Metra and Pace riders who use our region’s transit system to get to their destinations.

All week, we’ve celebrated Earth Day by providing information on how our region’s transit system helps the environment.

As we officially celebrate Earth Day today, we’d like to encourage everyone to share this information on social media pages using the hash tag #EarthDayChi and remind friends and family about the many benefits transit offers our region.

Earth Day is one of the largest events in the world when people of all ages and backgrounds pledge to improve and protect the environment. The first Earth Day, celebrated nearly 45 years ago, on April 22, 1970, activated 20 million Americans from all walks of life and is widely credited with launching the modern environmental movement. The passage of the landmark Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, Endangered Species Act and many other groundbreaking environmental laws soon followed.