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Year Project Title Program Project Type Project Partner Budget Funding Source(s) Status
+ 2018 South Side Service Improvements - 2018 Innovation, Coordination, and Enhancement (ICE) Operating Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) $6,037,270
  • RTA
Programmed

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Description

The project includes operational improvements to the identified bus routes as follows:

26 - Expanded hours of service and all trips will begin and end at 103rd/Stony Island;

34 - More frequent midday and evening service;

71 - More frequent midday service all trips operation to and from 112th/Torrence improving frequency of service south of 73rd St;

95 - Routes 95E and 95W are combined into a single route providing more convenient service for customers traveling along 95th St;

119 - More frequent midday and evening service; and Green Line rail service improvements offering more frequent service from Cottage Grove and 63rd/Ashland during AM and PM rush.

4 Cottage Grove - Selected trips extended throughout the day from 95th to 115th/Cottage Grove.

X9 Ashland Express and #X49 Western Express bus routes Rush period limited stop bus service in the busy Ashland and Western bus corridors.

Funding:
2018 ICE: $6,037,270

Current Activities

N/A

Funding Amounts by Source

Source Amount
RTA
$6,037,270
Last Updated 11.08.2018
+ 2018 Waukegan Metra Station and Pace Route Access Improvements Access to Transit Program Pedestrian Access to Transit Waukegan $260,880
  • RTA
  • Local
  • Federal
In Progress

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Description

This project will add multi-modal access improvements to multiple Pace Routes on the Washington Street corridor. Route 572 is the primary route that serves the corridor, although Route 562 also serves portions of the corridor and four others connect to it (561, 565, 566, 569). Improvements include bus shelters and concrete pads, wayfinding to important destinations, curb extensions at the intersection with the Robert McClory Bike Path, crosswalk improvements along the project area, and bike parking at the Metra station.

Current Activities

Waukegan is currently completing Phase II engineering. Construction anticipated in 2021.

Funding Amounts by Source

Source Amount
RTA
$13,044
Local
$39,132
Federal
$208,704
Last Updated 02.16.2021
+ 2018 to 2019 Will County Will Ride Transportation Services_'18-19 Section 5310 / JARC / NF Operating Will County $320,000
  • Federal
  • Local
Programmed

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Description

This program provides transportation and mobility management services for persons with disabilities and older adults residing in eastern Will County townships.

Current Activities

The RTA Board approved funding for this project on August 22, 2019.  This project has not started. 

Funding Amounts by Source

Source Amount
Federal
$160,000
Local
$160,000
Last Updated 09.24.2021
+ 2018 to 2019 Will Ride '18-19 Section 5310 / JARC / NF Operating Will County $320,000
  • Local
  • Federal
Programmed

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Description

This program provides transportation and mobility management services for persons with disabilities and older adults residing in eastern Will County townships.

Current Activities

The RTA Board approved funding for this project on August 22, 2019.

Funding Amounts by Source

Source Amount
Local
$160,000
Federal
$160,000
Last Updated 04.21.2021
+ 2018 Winthrop Harbor Developer Discussion Panel Community Planning Developer Panel Winthrop Harbor $3,000
  • RTA
Completed

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Description

To further advance the recommendations of the Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) Plan that was created in 2005 the RTA partnered with the Village to convene a developer discussion panel. The panel of developers provided guidance to the Village on how to attract development/redevelopment opportunities in their TOD area.

Current Activities

The Developer Panel was held on October in coordination with the Village, the Urban Land Institute and the RTA. The RTA will continue to monitor for any implementation activities and will support implementation as it is able to.

Funding Amounts by Source

Source Amount
RTA
$3,000
Last Updated 12.12.2019
+ 2017 Car and Locomotive Cameras Innovation, Coordination, and Enhancement (ICE) Capital Metra $1,500,000
  • RTA
Programmed

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Description

Provides for the replacement of DVRs on Metra locomotives, cab cars, and EMUs with a new technology that is faster and less grainy. It also provides for inward facing cameras, as required by the Federal Fast Act.

Funding:
2017 ICE: $1,500,000

Current Activities

Project is currently in the planning stage.

Funding Amounts by Source

Source Amount
RTA
$1,500,000
Last Updated 11.08.2018
+ 2017 Intelligent Bus System (IBS) Equipment - 2017 Innovation, Coordination, and Enhancement (ICE) Capital Pace Suburban Bus $1,660,000
  • 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:
2017 ICE: $1,660,000

Current Activities

In progress.

Funding Amounts by Source

Source Amount
RTA
$1,660,000
Last Updated 11.08.2018
+ 2017 Luminous Platform Signs at Demonstration Locations Innovation, Coordination, and Enhancement (ICE) Capital Metra $550,000
  • RTA
Programmed

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Description

Provides for the design, fabrication, installation, and three years of warranty and maintenance of thin panel LED, luminous platform signs at up to six Metra stations. Also provides for training from Metra staff for the ongoing troubleshooting and operations of the new signs, and training of Metra staff and forces for the potential installation of future phases of luminous signs. Installation of hard-wired electrical power at all locations and potential electrical upgrades to electrical service and panel would is included as needed. Will install new photo-sensors and radar systems to trigger the brightening of otherwise dimly-lit signs upon train approach.

Funding:
2017 ICE: $550,000

Current Activities

Project in planning

Funding Amounts by Source

Source Amount
RTA
$550,000
Last Updated 11.08.2018
+ 2017 Revenue Accounting System Innovation, Coordination, and Enhancement (ICE) Capital Metra $1,930,000
  • RTA
In Progress

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Description

Provides for the installation of a new back-office revenue accounting system to replace the existing system. The replacements will include servers and related hardware, and software and related programming. The system will be configured to be compatible with the existing point-of-sale terminals throughout the Metra system and the software that operated those terminals. The system will be configured to be compatible with Metra's new Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system. The system will be capable of working with potential Automatic Passenger Counter (APC) systems.

Funding:
2017 ICE: $1,930,000

Current Activities

Project currently underway.

Funding Amounts by Source

Source Amount
RTA
$1,930,000
Last Updated 11.08.2018
+ 2017 South Side Service Improvements - 2017 Innovation, Coordination, and Enhancement (ICE) Operating Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) $6,329,515
  • RTA
Completed

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Description

This project includes operational improvements as follows:

4 - Selected trips to operate to and from 115th/Cottage Grove;

26 - Expanded hours of service and all trips will now begin and end at 103rd/Stony Island;

34 - More frequent midday and evening service;

71 - More frequent midday service with all trips operating to/from 112th/Torrence improving frequency of service south of 73rd Street;

95 - Routes 95E and 95W have been combined into a single route providing more convenient service for customers traveling along 95th Street;

119 - More frequent midday and evening service; and

Green Line - More frequent service from Cottage Grove and 63rd/Ashland during AM and PM rush.

Funding:
2017 ICE: $6,329,515

Current Activities

Project is underway.

Funding Amounts by Source

Source Amount
RTA
$6,329,515
Last Updated 11.08.2018