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Year Project Title Program Project Type Project Partner Budget Funding Source(s) Status
+ 2018 to 2019 Clearbrook - Community Connections for Adults with Disabilities Section 5310 / JARC / NF Operating Clearbrook $200,000
  • Local
  • Federal
In Progress

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Description

This project provides 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 operating service provided 6,077 trips in June 2021. Ridership has been affected due to COVID-19

Funding Amounts by Source

Source Amount
Local
$100,000
Federal
$100,000
Last Updated 09.24.2021
+ 2018 to 2019 CTF Illinois - Transportation Services for People with Disabilities '18-'19 Section 5310 / JARC / NF Operating CTF Illinois $200,000
  • Local
  • Federal
In Progress

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Description

This project provides transportation support to children and adults with diverse disabilities. The door to door transportation supports are a vital service that allows persons enrolled at CTF greater access to their daily supports including vocational, community employment, educational, fine arts, and advocacy.

Current Activities

The operating service provided 829 trips in June 2021.

Funding Amounts by Source

Source Amount
Local
$100,000
Federal
$100,000
Last Updated 09.24.2021
+ 2018 Downtown Terminal Information Display Innovation, Coordination, and Enhancement (ICE) Capital Metra $952,500
  • RTA
Programmed

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Description

This project will involve the installation of gate boards and big boards at downtown stations. The entire project will include up to 80 gate boards at the 5 downtown stations.

Current Activities

In planning stages

Funding Amounts by Source

Source Amount
RTA
$952,500
Last Updated 11.13.2018
+ 2018 to 2019 DuPage County Transportation to Work '18-'19 Section 5310 / JARC / NF Operating DuPage County $984,000
  • Local
  • Federal
In Progress

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Description

The Transportation to Work Program is a continuation of an existing project that 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 operating service provided 1,520 trips in June 2021. Ridership has been affected due to COVID-19.

Funding Amounts by Source

Source Amount
Local
$492,000
Federal
$492,000
Last Updated 09.24.2021
+ 2018 GPS Train Tracker Innovation, Coordination, and Enhancement (ICE) Capital Metra $3,000,000
  • RTA
Programmed

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Description

This project will replace Metra's train tracking, passenger information, and passenger counting systems with a new, unified system. The new systems will maintain the necessary current functions of the existing separate systems while potentially adding video surveillance and customer information displays.

Current Activities

Funding Amounts by Source

Source Amount
RTA
$3,000,000
Last Updated 11.13.2018
+ 2018 Intelligent Bus System (IBS) Equipment - 2018 Innovation, Coordination, and Enhancement (ICE) Capital Pace Suburban Bus $1,635,000
  • RTA
In Progress

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Description

The scope includes replacement of the current IBS equipment, which includes 725 units of Intelligent Vehicle Logic Units (IVLU), Mobile Data Terminals (MDT), antennas, interface cabling, adapter cables, radio cables, and installation & conversion kits, replacement of 34 access points, and the purchase of two MCC-7100 dispatch radios. This project will be phased in over three years using ICE funding. Pace will award a single contract for the whole scope, but will award funding as it becomes available over the three year period.

Funding:
2018 ICE: $1,635,000

Current Activities

In Progress.

Funding Amounts by Source

Source Amount
RTA
$1,635,000
Last Updated 11.13.2018
+ 2018 to 2019 Kendall Area Transit_18-'19 Section 5310 / JARC / NF Operating Kendall County $640,000
  • Federal
  • Local
In Progress

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Description

This is a general public, demand responsive paratransit service that provides service predominately for senior citizens and persons with disabilities in the urban portions of Kendall County.

Current Activities

The service provided  1,407 trips in June 2o021.

Funding Amounts by Source

Source Amount
Federal
$320,000
Local
$320,000
Last Updated 09.24.2021
+ 2018 to 2019 Little City Transportation Program '18-'19 Section 5310 / JARC / NF Operating Little City Foundation $1,088,194
  • Local
  • Federal
Completed

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Description

This project provides transportation for 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 operating service provided 3,183 trips in October 2020.  This project is complete.

Funding Amounts by Source

Source Amount
Local
$544,097
Federal
$544,097
Last Updated 04.21.2021
+ 2018 Main Line Conversion to LED Innovation, Coordination, and Enhancement (ICE) Capital Metra $952,594
  • RTA
In Progress

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Description

The scope of this project is to replace the fluorescent main lighting on the Amerail cars (7400-7487, 7489-7497, 8400-8478) in the Metra fleet with LED main lighting.

Current Activities

In process

Funding Amounts by Source

Source Amount
RTA
$952,594
Last Updated 11.13.2018
+ 2018 Maywood TOD Plan Update Community Planning Transit-Oriented Development Plan Maywood $65,012
  • RTA
  • Local
  • Federal
Completed

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Description

This project updated the station area plan for the area surrounding the Maywood Metra commuter rail station with a focus along the 5th Avenue and Lake Street downtown business corridors within a quarter mile of the station. The plan will assist the Village with strategies for redevelopment in the downtown core and identifies recommendations to improve access to transit services and other transportation improvements.

Current Activities

The Maywood Village Board adopted the plan in May 2020 and in the spring of 2021 the RTA awarded technical assistance to the Village to update the zoning code as recommended in the plan.

The RTA will continue to monitor and support implementation efforts of the Village.

Funding Amounts by Source

Source Amount
RTA
$11,762
Local
$3,250
Federal
$50,000
Last Updated 05.18.2021