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Year Project Title Program Project Type Project Partner Budget Funding Source(s) Status
+ 2020 Aurora Transportation Center Access Improvements Access to Transit Program Pedestrian Access to Transit Aurora $995,283
  • RTA
  • Local
  • Federal
In Progress

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Description

This project will create various pedestrian and access improvements to and around the Aurora Transportation Center including entrance modifications at the intersection of Spring Street and the creation of a Kiss and Ride area for passenger drop off. Other improvements include the installation of real time message boards on the platform to indicate train departure/arrival time and track location, installation of bike shelters on the east side of the Metra tracks and at the existing bike racks located along the west side of the platform, and installation of decorative monument signs at the Spring Street and Broadway Avenue entrances. Finally, four commuter transit shelters with heaters will be installed on the platforms and bike lanes along Spring Street, running east and west will be installed to improve access for people using bicycles to access the station.

Current Activities

Phase II engineering for this project is underway.

Funding Amounts by Source

Source Amount
RTA
$99,528
Local
$99,528
Federal
$796,227
Last Updated 02.16.2021
+ 2020 Blue Island Metra Station Access Improvements Access to Transit Program Pedestrian Access to Transit Blue Island $469,000
  • RTA
  • Federal
In Progress

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Description

This project will construct access improvements along Irving Avenue adjacent to the Vermont Street Metra station to improve the safety for people walking and biking to the station. Irving Avenue will be reconfigured and reconstructed between New Street and Vermont Street for one-way northbound traffic, including the construction of a sidewalk to provide pedestrian connections and parkway beautification elements. New on-street bike lanes along Irving Avenue will included to connect to the Cal Sag Regional Trail.

Current Activities

Phase II engineering for this project is underway.

Funding Amounts by Source

Source Amount
RTA
$93,800
Federal
$375,200
Last Updated 02.16.2021
+ 2020 Calumet Park Ashland Metra Station Access Improvements Access to Transit Program Pedestrian Access to Transit Calumet Park $329,291
  • RTA
  • Federal
In Progress

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Description

This project will include the construction of approximately 2,050 linear feet of new and improved sidewalks, two new pedestrian crosswalks, and a covered bike shelter at the Ashland Metra Station.

Current Activities

Phase II engineering for this project is underway. 

Funding Amounts by Source

Source Amount
RTA
$65,858
Federal
$263,433
Last Updated 02.16.2021
+ 2020 Calumet Park TOD Developer Discussion Panel Community Planning Developer Panel Calumet Park $3,500
  • RTA
Completed

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Description

The RTA convened a Developer Discussion Panel to assist the Village's efforts to attract transit- oriented development (TOD) at a vacant ~6-acre site located directly adjacent to the Metra Electric Ashland Avenue station. The Village will benefit from developer expertise on how to attract and consider development proposals that optimize the neighboring transit asset and align with local and regional goals.

Current Activities

The panel of development experts met in June 2021 for the 1/2 day workshop with the Village. The report of recommendations was published in September 2021 and is available under "Related Studies".

Funding Amounts by Source

Source Amount
RTA
$3,500
Last Updated 09.21.2021
+ 2020 Chicago Auburn Gresham 79th Street Corridor Plan Community Planning Corridor Planning Chicago $120,000
  • RTA
  • Local
Programmed

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Description

The RTA will assist the City with a city-led initiative to provide transformative changes along neglected commercial corridors within the Auburn Gresham community areas. A plan will be developed to serve as a guide for future housing, retail and transportation investments in the commnity.

Current Activities

Project scope development is complete and the RTA is working to select a consulting team to support this project.

Funding Amounts by Source

Source Amount
RTA
$114,000
Local
$6,000
Last Updated 09.21.2021
+ 2020 to 2021 Clearbrook - Community Connections for Adults with Disabilities_'20-'21 Section 5310 / JARC / NF Operating Clearbrook $400,000
  • Federal
  • Local
Programmed

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Description

Clearbrook continues to provide transportation services to more than 8,000 children & adults with intellectual/developmental disabilities.  Clients are transported to work, school, day programs, medical appointments, community recreation, and other activities. 

Current Activities

The RTA Board approved funding for this project on August 19, 2021.  This project has not started. 

Funding Amounts by Source

Source Amount
Federal
$200,000
Local
$200,000
Last Updated 09.24.2021
+ 2020 CTA Bus Priority Zones Plan - Halsted Street Community Planning Transit Improvement Plan Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) $300,000
  • RTA
  • Local
Programmed

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Description

The RTA will assist the CTA with developing a strategy for bus route enhancements that will address slow zones along CTA Bus Route #8 - Halsted Street. The strategies will be developed in coordination with other transportation analyses along the corridors. The improvements will work to speed bus operations in persistent congested areas and accommodate expected growth in the North Branch area with improved transit service.

Current Activities

Work to select consultant assistance will continue through the fall of 2021.

Funding Amounts by Source

Source Amount
RTA
$150,000
Local
$150,000
Last Updated 09.21.2021
+ 2020 to 2021 CTF Illinois Transportation Services for People with Disabilities_'20-'21 Section 5310 / JARC / NF Operating CTF Illinois $200,000
  • Federal
  • Local
Programmed

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Description

CTF Illinois continues to provides transportation support to children and adults with diverse disabilities.  The door-to-door transportation services are vital to allow persons enrolled at CTF greater access to their daily supports including vocational, community employment, educational, fine arts, and advocacy. 

Current Activities

The RTA Board approved funding for this project on August 19, 2021.  This project has not started. 

Funding Amounts by Source

Source Amount
Federal
$100,000
Local
$100,000
Last Updated 09.24.2021
+ 2020 to 2021 CTF Illinois Transportation Services for People with Disabilities_'20-'21 Section 5310 / JARC / NF Capital CTF Illinois $6,595
  • Federal
  • Local
Programmed

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Description

CTF Illinois provides transportation support to children and adults with diverse disabilities.  The door-to-door transportation services are vital to allow persons enrolled at CTF greater access to their daily supports including vocational, community employment, educational, fine arts, and advocacy.  This award includes funding for GPS fleet tracking devices to provide precise travel data.

Current Activities

The RTA Board approved funding for this project on August 19, 2021.  This project has not started. 

Funding Amounts by Source

Source Amount
Federal
$5,276
Local
$1,319
Last Updated 09.24.2021
+ 2020 DuPage County Mobility Plan Community Planning Transit Improvement Plan DuPage County $94,876
  • RTA
  • Local
In Progress

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Description

The RTA will assist the DuPage County Department of Transportation to develop its first county-wide mobility plan. The plan will be multi-modal in nature, analyze current gaps in the transportation network, respond to the changing transportation market and address the needs of employers in the County to attract quality labor at all employment levels.

Current Activities

Initial work on the project began in July of 2021, with data collection and analysis as well as the creation of a project website and project brand. A committee of stakeholders will be formed to guide the work and is anticipated to first meet in October.

Funding Amounts by Source

Source Amount
RTA
$75,901
Local
$18,975
Last Updated 09.21.2021