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Year Project Title Program Project Type Project Partner Budget Funding Source(s) Status
+ 2016 Lake Villa Metra Station Access Improvements Access to Transit Program Pedestrian Access to Transit Lake Villa $330,000
  • RTA
  • Federal
In Progress

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Description

This project connects over 230 residential housing units with the Lake Villa Metra Station through the construction of a 2,780 foot sidewalk and associated grading, utility adjustments, and restoration.

Current Activities

Phase II engineering is complete. Construction should start in spring of 2021.

Funding Amounts by Source

Source Amount
RTA
$66,000
Federal
$264,000
Last Updated 02.16.2021
+ 2016 Midlothian Metra Station Access Improvements Access to Transit Program Pedestrian Access to Transit Midlothian $980,000
  • RTA
  • Federal
Completed

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Description

This project consisted of access improvements in the Midlothian Metra station area including removal and replacement of 8,542 square feet of sidewalk, installation of 1,268 feet of crosswalks, installation of ADA handicapped panels/ detectable warnings at 68 locations, and pedestrian lighting improvements on 147th Street from Pulaski to Central Park.

Current Activities

This project is complete.

Funding Amounts by Source

Source Amount
RTA
$196,000
Federal
$784,000
Last Updated 05.18.2021
+ 2016 Mount Prospect Metra Station Bicycle Parking Access to Transit Program Pedestrian Access to Transit Mount Prospect $168,500
  • RTA
  • Federal
Completed

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Description

The project improved bicycle access to the Mount Prospect Metra station and downtown area with the installation of shelters and concrete pads to accommodate 60 new covered bicycle parking spaces.

Current Activities

The project was completed in fall of 2017. Improvements are making transit more accessible to cyclists, potentially increasing ridership along the Union Pacific Northwest Line. These improvements have also increased bicycle access to Pace Routes 234 (which has a shelter at Northwest Highway and Emerson) and 694 (stops at Prospect Avenue and Main Street).

Funding Amounts by Source

Source Amount
RTA
$33,700
Federal
$134,800
Last Updated 05.18.2021
+ 2016 Oak Forest Metra Station and Pace Route Improvements Access to Transit Program Pedestrian Access to Transit Oak Forest $564,887
  • RTA
  • Federal
In Progress

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Description

Improvements to the Oak Forest station area include improving sidewalk connectivity, signage, ADA accessibility, and pedestrian lighting. Access to eight Pace bus stops on Route #383 will also be improved.

Current Activities

Phase II engineering is underway. Construction is expected to start mid-2021.

Funding Amounts by Source

Source Amount
RTA
$112,977
Federal
$451,910
Last Updated 02.16.2021
+ 2016 Richton Park Metra Station and Pace Route Access Improvements Access to Transit Program Pedestrian Access to Transit Richton Park $352,003
  • RTA
  • Federal
Completed

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Description

Project improvements include crosswalks, sidewalk connectors, ADA accessibility improvements at the Richton Park Metra station and along Pace Route #362.

Current Activities

Construction is complete.

Funding Amounts by Source

Source Amount
RTA
$70,401
Federal
$281,602
Last Updated 02.05.2021
+ 2016 Skokie CTA Station Access Improvements Access to Transit Program Pedestrian Access to Transit Skokie $314,760
  • RTA
  • Federal
In Progress

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Description

Improvements include covered and non-covered bicycle parking, as well as an ADA ramp at the Village's Yellow stations. The Dempster station will receive 36 additional bicycle parking spots, an improved sidewalk connection to the bicycle parking, and an ADA accessible ramp. At Oakton-Skokie station, bicycle parking will be added to accommodate 30 additional bicycles.

Current Activities

Phase II engineering for this project is undewary.

Funding Amounts by Source

Source Amount
RTA
$62,952
Federal
$251,808
Last Updated 02.16.2021
+ 2016 University Park Pace Route Access Improvements Access to Transit Program Pedestrian Access to Transit University Park $491,750
  • RTA
  • Federal
Completed

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Description

Project improvements include new sidewalk connections, crosswalks, and ADA improvements (ramps and detectable warnings) to provide better access to Pace Route #367 and Metra service throughout the Village.

Current Activities

Construction on the project was completed in fall of 2018.

Funding Amounts by Source

Source Amount
RTA
$98,350
Federal
$393,400
Last Updated 02.16.2021
+ 2014 Glen Ellyn Pace Route Access Improvement Access to Transit Program Pedestrian Access to Transit Glen Ellyn $187,720
  • RTA
  • Federal
Completed

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Description

This project includes installation of pedestrian and bicycle improvements that provide enhanced access to Pace Route 301, including the installation of pedestrian signal heads, crosswalks, ADA compliant sidewalk ramps, and sidewalks along or connecting to Route 301. These improvements expand the existing sidewalk networks, providing links to the Glen Ellyn South Bike Route, nearby residential areas, a senior housing complex, and nearby commercial and office land uses.

Current Activities

The project was completed in summer of 2017.

Funding Amounts by Source

Source Amount
RTA
$37,000
Federal
$150,720
Last Updated 05.18.2021
+ 2014 La Grange Metra Station Access Improvements Access to Transit Program Pedestrian Access to Transit La Grange $385,100
  • RTA
  • Federal
Completed

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Description

This project provides improvements to the La Grange, Stone Avenue station on the BNSF commuter rail line that include ADA-accessible pathways to platforms, crosswalks on surrounding streets, improved accessibility to commuter parking, added bicycle parking, and improved kiss-and-ride areas.

Current Activities

This project is complete.

Funding Amounts by Source

Source Amount
RTA
$77,000
Federal
$308,100
Last Updated 02.16.2021
+ 2014 Palos Heights Pace Route Access Improvements Access to Transit Program Pedestrian Access to Transit Palos Heights $620,190
  • RTA
  • Federal
Completed

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Description

The project improved access to Pace Routes #383 and #386 by providing new sidewalks and infill sidewalks, crosswalks, and pedestrian signal heads. These improvements provide connections to existing sidewalk networks, a recreational center, and residential, commercial, and office land uses.

Current Activities

The project was completed in summer of 2017.

Funding Amounts by Source

Source Amount
RTA
$124,000
Federal
$496,190
Last Updated 05.18.2021