Book your seat for travel to The People’s Summit at McCormick Place in Chicago, IL without the hassles of driving, parking, or navigating traffic. Invite friends to join you on a high-end bus with on-board restrooms and other amenities, stay up-to-the-minute on trip details with the Rally Bus app, then relax and enjoy your ride. Rally Bus makes it easy to get together and go!
Find your way around the city once you are here.
Chicago is a walking city with an easy-to-navigate downtown grid. Madison Street divides the city north and south, while State Street divides it east and west. The State/Madison intersection marks the origin of Chicago’s address grid system. Addresses are relative to the distance from that mark, with eight blocks to every mile. So an address of 3600 North Clark means that it is 36 blocks north of Madison.
The Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) operates the nation’s second largest public transportation system – serving the City of Chicago and 40 neighboring communities by rail and bus. Pay cash for single trip rides or purchase a reloadable Ventra Transit Card or Unlimited Ride Pass for added savings. For full fare information, transit card retailers and maps, visit the Chicago Transit Authority website at transitchicago.com. Also look to their site for the latest updates to train schedules and routes that may affect your travel plans. ‘L’ Trains: Not all of Chicago’s eight ‘L’ lines are “elevated.” They do, however, connect the city via above-ground, street-level and subway trains and serve 144 rail stations all over town, making the ‘L’ one of the most efficient and affordable methods of transportation available. Two lines operate 24 hours a day: the Blue Line, which connects the airport and downtown, and the Red Line, with service between the North and South Sides via downtown. Buses: More than 100 routes lace the city; buses stop every few blocks. Several lines operate 24 hours a day. Exact change is required for cash fare. Full Fare with Cash (bus only) Acceptable on buses using exact change only in dollar bills or coins; no transfers available.
Single Ride Disposable Ventra Ticket (bus and rail) Ventra Tickets are good only for a limited time and cannot be loaded again once used up. Includes a full fare and two transfers (a $2.50 value), plus a $0.50 limited-use media fee.
1-Day Disposable Ventra Ticket (bus and rail) Ventra Tickets are good only for a limited time and cannot be loaded again once the value is used up. Includeds unlimited rides within 24 hours of activation.
Full Fare with Reloadable Ventra Card (bus and rail) Transfers must occur within two hours of the first ride. Available online and at rail station vending machines.
O’Hare Station Fare (rail) Effective January 14, 2013, a $5 O’Hare rate applies to riders paying full fare from the O’Hare Blue Line Station.
Unlimited Ride Passes (bus and rail) Activated on first use, passes allow unlimited rides for the specified time, offering the best travel value.
For the People’s Summit, use Parking lot C
(6’4″ height clearance) is an underground garage with 1,900 parking spaces and is located on Ft. Dearborn Drive, adjacent to the Lakeside Center. The parking rate is a flat fee of $23 per day with no in-and-out privileges.* This parking lot is open throughout event hours. Overnight parking is not available.
FROM O’HARE INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (22 Miles), NORTHWEST OR THE NORTH:
Follow I-190 East to I-90 East. This turns into I-90/94 East (Dan Ryan Expressway). Keeping to the right, follow to I-55 North (Stevenson Expressway) onto US-41 South (Lake Shore Drive). Exit at 31st St. and turn left over the Lake Shore Dr. Bridge to Ft. Dearborn Drive. Turn left and follow signs to Lot C.
FROM THE WEST:
Take I-290 East (Eisenhower Expressway) to I-94 East (Dan Ryan Expressway). Keeping to the right, follow to I-55 North (Stevenson Expressway) onto US-41 South (Lake Shore Drive). Exit at 31st St. and turn left over the Lake Shore Dr. Bridge to Ft. Dearborn Drive. Turn left and follow signs to Lot C.
FROM MIDWAY AIRPORT (10 Miles) OR SOUTHWEST:
Take I-55 North (Stevenson Expressway) to Lake Shore Drive South. Exit at 31st Street and turn left over the Lake Shore Dr. Bridge to Ft. Dearborn Drive. Turn left and follow signs to Lot C.
FROM THE SOUTH OR INDIANA via I-80/94:
From I-80/94, exit at I-94 West (Bishop Ford Expressway) and proceed on I-94 West (Dan Ryan Expressway). Follow to I-55 North (Stevenson Expressway) to US-41 South (Lake Shore Drive). Exit at 31st St. and turn left over the Lake Shore Dr. Bridge to Ft. Dearborn Drive. Turn left and follow signs to Lot C.
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