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Study Description

RTA staff, in partnership will the City of Aurora, prepared a pedestrian access improvement plan for the Aurora Transportation Center in downtown Aurora and Route 59 Metra station. The plan includes recommendations for improved pedestrian and bicycle access, including sidewalks and paths, enhanced crosswalks, pedestrian plazas, wayfinding signage and bicycle accommodations.

Program:Community Planning
Program Year:2015
Project Type(s):Pedestrian Access to Transit
Grantee:City of Aurora
Current Activities:Shortly after completion of the Plan the City of Aurora began construction of pedestrian access and related multi-modal improvements within the study area defined by the Pedestrian Access to Transit Improvement Plan. The improvements include: 1) Modifying the existing ATC parking lots to improve pedestrian and multi-modal safety and access. 2) Relocating the Pace bus transfer area to the east side of the commuter parking lot to reduce bus delay which will reduce vehicle/bus/pedestrian conflict and increase bus efficiently. 3) Constructing a 750 foot bridge over the Fox River, to provide connections to TOD areas on the other side of the river and to the Fox River Trail. 4) Constructing new parking lots on the west side of the Fox River. 5) Installing new traffic signals and intersection improvements on Broadway Avenue.

The project is supported by Federal funding from the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning's (CMAP) Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement Grant Program (CMAQ). Local support is being provided by the City of Aurora and Kane County Forest Preserve District, with in-kind supports from Fox Valley Park District, Pace, IDOT, Metra, and BNSF. The project is estimated to be completed by the end of 2019.

For more information see ATC Progress

Information Updated:July 2019
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City of Aurora Access to Transit Improvement Plan
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Metra Stations:Route 59 (BNSF) accessible
Related Jurisdictions
Counties:DuPage, Kane
Municipalities:Aurora, Naperville
US Congressional Districts:11 Bill Foster
Illinois Senate Districts:21 Laura Ellman, 25 Jim Oberweis, 42 Linda Holmes
Illinois House Districts:41 Grant Wehrli, 49 Karina Villa, 83 Barbara Hernandez, 84 Stephanie A. Kifowit
County Board Districts:DuPage 5, Kane 1, Kane 2, Kane 6
Chicago Wards:none
Councils of Mayors:DuPage, Kane/Kendall
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