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Year Project Title Program Project Typesort descending Project Partner Budget Funding Source(s) Status
+ 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

Processing engineering agreements.

Funding Amounts by Source

Source Amount
RTA
$69,100
Local
$69,100
Federal
$552,800
Last Updated 10.11.2023
+ 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

The City is working with IDOT to get Phase I PDR approved.

Funding Amounts by Source

Source Amount
RTA
$13,044
Local
$39,132
Federal
$208,704
Last Updated 10.11.2023
+ 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
+ 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

Construction underway. Finishing the project including west shelter next quarter. 

Funding Amounts by Source

Source Amount
RTA
$99,528
Local
$99,528
Federal
$796,227
Last Updated 10.11.2023
+ 2022 Franklin Park Pace Route and Metra Station Access Improvements Access to Transit Program Pedestrian Access to Transit Franklin Park $890,196
  • RTA
  • Local
  • Federal
In Progress

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Description

This project will construct bicycle and pedestrian improvements along two corridors in the community: an east-west bicycle route and a north-south pedestrian route that connect the Village’s two Metra stations and three Pace Bus routes to its three industrial areas. Improvements to the bike network will include the installation of eight-foot multi-use paths, on road sharrows, on road dedicated bike lanes, and installation of new signage and path widening along existing paths. The proposed sidewalk improvements on 25th Avenue will provide safe connections from the downtown train stations to the southern industrial area without forcing pedestrians to navigate gaps in the sidewalk network. Employees taking the Pace 303 bus will also benefit from these improvements.

Current Activities

Phase II engineering consultant has been selected. Awaiting IDOT approval of the Project Development Report to begin Phase II.

Funding Amounts by Source

Source Amount
RTA
$63,169
Local
$114,870
Federal
$712,157
Last Updated 10.11.2023
+ 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 of this project is complete. Awaiting IDOT closeout.

Funding Amounts by Source

Source Amount
RTA
$70,401
Federal
$281,602
Last Updated 06.24.2022
+ 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

After a period of delays, the Phase II engineering has resumed.

Funding Amounts by Source

Source Amount
RTA
$65,858
Federal
$263,433
Last Updated 10.11.2023
+ 2016 Lake Villa Metra Station Access Improvements Access to Transit Program Pedestrian Access to Transit Lake Villa $330,000
  • RTA
  • Federal
Completed

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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

Construction of this project is complete. 

Funding Amounts by Source

Source Amount
RTA
$66,000
Federal
$264,000
Last Updated 01.10.2022
+ 2024 Harvey Pace Route Access Improvements Access to Transit Program Pedestrian Access to Transit Harvey $55,000
  • RTA
Programmed

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Description

The RTA has awarded $55,000 to the City of Harvey to complete Phase I engineering required for improvements along Broadway Avenue in downtown Harvey. The project will include transit access improvements such as bus shelters, pedestrian improvements including ADA-compliant intersections, and new roadway bike facilities. These improvements will better provide for a multi-modal downtown Harvey and will connect the new Pace Harvey Transportation Center with Broadway Avenue.

Current Activities

Phase I Engineering is underway.

Funding Amounts by Source

Source Amount
RTA
$55,000
Last Updated 10.31.2023
+ 2018 Melrose Park Metra Station and Pace Route Access Improvements Access to Transit Program Pedestrian Access to Transit Melrose Park $374,000
  • RTA
  • Local
  • Federal
In Progress

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Description

This project will add various pedestrian improvements to the Broadway Avenue corridor, north of the Melrose Park Metra Station, which is served by Pace Route 303. Pace Routes 309 and 313 also intersect the corridor at Lake Street. Improvements that include high-visibility crosswalks and decorative-marked intersections will be installed at three intersections with one of the intersections also receiving curb bump-outs and relocation of a bus stop along with bus shelters at Main and Broadway. Bike parking will also be added at the Metra station.

Current Activities

 Construction is complete. Working on getting closeout documentation from IDOT.

Funding Amounts by Source

Source Amount
RTA
$18,700
Local
$56,100
Federal
$299,200
Last Updated 10.11.2023