Across the state, 63 public transit operators/providers help millions of people reach their destinations. This includes an estimated 400 million bus riders statewide. Illinois transit systems supported more than 736 million trips in 2013 – across the state, from rural to urban areas. Ninety-six out of the state’s 102 counties offer some type of transit service to their communities.
The Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) operates the second largest public transportation system in the nation, covering the city of Chicago and nearby suburbs, and transporting over 545 million riders a year. The CTA system is composed of 140 bus routes and 242 miles of rapid transit rail track. The six-county Chicago region is also served by Metra, the commuter rail agency in Northeastern Illinois, with 11 lines and 241 stations, and an annual ridership of more than 81 million, and Pace, the suburban bus agency, with over 39 million riders.
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