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Year Project Title Program Project Type Project Partner Budget Funding Source(s) Status
+ 2020 to 2021 DuPage County Transportation to Work_'20-'21 Section 5310 / JARC / NF Operating DuPage County $1,182,000
  • Federal
  • Local
Programmed

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Description

The Transportation to Work Program provides demand-responsive transportation to and from work for persons with disabilities.  The project operates 24 hours per day, 365 days per year and serves all of DuPage County.

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
$591,000
Local
$591,000
Last Updated 09.24.2021
+ 2020 Elburn TOD Plan Community Planning Transit-Oriented Development Plan Elburn $124,909
  • RTA
  • Local
In Progress

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Description

The RTA will assist the Village with developing a TOD plan for the areas near the Elburn Metra station and downtown Elburn. Plan objectives include identifying ways to unify and connect the downtown business district with the Metra station and TOD development south of the station, and to identify development opportunties that support a vibrant area serving the entire town and incorporating the Metra station as a focal point. 

Current Activities

Work on the project began in July of 2021 with initial data collection and analysis. A Steering Committe was formed to guide the work of the project and held their first meeting in September 2021. Further in-person community engagement will take place during the fall. Visit the project website for more frequent updates.

Funding Amounts by Source

Source Amount
RTA
$106,173
Local
$18,736
Last Updated 09.28.2021
+ 2020 Hanover Park TOD Zoning Code Update Community Planning TOD Zoning Hanover Park $20,439
  • RTA
In Progress

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Description

The RTA is assisting the Village with updating the zoning code for its Village Center TOD area in an effort to enable the type of development envisioned in its TOD Plan. Zoning revisions will address parking requirements, number of dwelling units per acre, allowable land uses and the development review process.

Current Activities

A new zoning district for downtown and areas surrounding the Hanover Park Metra station is being refined based on comments from the Village staff. The district elements will be presented to the Steering Committee in the fall.

Funding Amounts by Source

Source Amount
RTA
$20,439
Last Updated 09.27.2021
+ 2020 Harvey TOD Plan Update Community Planning TOD Plan Update Harvey $142,099
  • RTA
  • Local
  • Federal
In Progress

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Description

The RTA is assisting the City to update its TOD Plan that was completed in 2005 for areas surrounding the Pace Harvey Transportation Center, including the Metra station, the adjacent civic campus and points west to connect to residential areas and the University of Chicago Medicine Ingalls Memorial Hospital. The plan will address population loss, leverage improvements underway at the Transportation Center and provide new insights to high-density, transit-supportive, quality infill development.

Current Activities

A summary of existing conditions in downtown and findings from a market assessment in Harvey is complete. Community engagement will begin in late July 2021 followed by the development of initial themes for recommendations to be included in the plan. A panel of development experts convened with City staff in September to provide feedback on draft recommendations. Community engagement will continue in the fall.

Funding Amounts by Source

Source Amount
RTA
$25,920
Local
$2,500
Federal
$113,679
Last Updated 09.27.2021
+ 2020 to 2021 Kendall Area Transit_'20-'21 Section 5310 / JARC / NF Operating Kendall County $640,000
  • Federal
  • Local
Programmed

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Description

This is a general public, demand responsive dial-a-ride service that serves primarily for senior citizens and persons with disabilities in the urban portions of Kendall County.   The award includes funding to support a part-time mobility manager.

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
$320,000
Local
$320,000
Last Updated 09.24.2021
+ 2020 to 2021 Kendall Area Transit_'20-'21 Section 5310 / JARC / NF Mobility Management Kendall County $37,500
  • Federal
  • Local
Programmed

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Description

This is a general public, demand responsive dial-a-ride service that serves primarily for senior citizens and persons with disabilities in the urban portions of Kendall County.   The award includes funding to support a part-time mobility manager.

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
$30,000
Local
$7,500
Last Updated 09.24.2021
+ 2020 to 2021 Little City Transportation to Work '20-'21 Section 5310 / JARC / NF Operating Little City Foundation $1,000,000
  • Federal
  • Local
Programmed

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Description

Little City continues to provide transportation to seniors and individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, who are enrolled with Little City to places of employment, community-based programs, Special Olympics regional competitions, and medical appointments. 

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
$500,000
Local
$500,000
Last Updated 09.24.2021
+ 2020 to 2021 McHenry County Service Integration & Coordination_'20-'21 Section 5310 / JARC / NF Operating McHenry County $2,800,000
  • Federal
  • Local
Programmed

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Description

The MCRide program provides coordinated dial-a-ride service to individuals with disabilities and individuals 60 years or older.  Service is provided countywide. 

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
$1,400,000
Local
$1,400,000
Last Updated 09.24.2021
+ 2020 to 2021 McHenry County Service Integration & Coordination_'20-'21 Section 5310 / JARC / NF Capital McHenry County $100,000
  • Federal
  • Local
Programmed

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Description

The MCRide program provides coordinated dial-a-ride service to individuals with disabilities and individuals 60 years or older.  Service is provided countywide. This is an existing Section 5310 project.   New to this application, and included in the recommended award, is capital funding to develop a trip scheduling and payment app for riders, eliminating the need to call the Pace call center or pay in cash.

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
$80,000
Local
$20,000
Last Updated 09.24.2021
+ 2020 Midlothian Metra Station Access Improvements - Part II Access to Transit Program Pedestrian Access to Transit Midlothian $691,000
  • RTA
  • Local
  • Federal
In Progress

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Description

This project will construct pedestrian access improvements for southern access to the Midlothian Metra station. Improvements include installing a high capacity sidewalk along the northwest side of the Rock Island District (RID) right-of-way, between 147th Street and Pulaski Road that will link pedestrians throughout the Village to the existing commuter station. The existing pedestrian bridge over Midlothian Creek will also be made accessible with the construction of an ADA ramp. At Pulaski a new pedestrian crosswalk and pedestrian signals will be installed to link the new sidewalk with residential areas west of Pulaski. Additional supporting items include some striping, lighting and fencing.

Current Activities

Phase II engineering for this project is underway. 

Funding Amounts by Source

Source Amount
RTA
$69,100
Local
$69,100
Federal
$552,800
Last Updated 02.16.2021