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Year Project Title Program Project Type Project Partner Budget Funding Source(s) Status
+ 2009 CTA Service Improvements - 2009 Innovation, Coordination, and Enhancement (ICE) Operating Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) $200,000
  • RTA
  • Local
Completed

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Description

Match to service improvements funded with CMAQ funding.

Funding:
2008 ICE: $160,000

Current Activities

Complete

Funding Amounts by Source

Source Amount
RTA
$160,000
Local
$40,000
Last Updated 11.13.2018
+ 2009 Dispatching with Mobile Computers and In-Vehicle Technology Innovation, Coordination, and Enhancement (ICE) Capital Rich Township $183,694
  • RTA
  • Local
Completed

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Description

This project will deploy scheduling software in combination with a Global Positioning System (GPS) allowing for better trip coordination of Rich Township's dial-a-ride services.

Funding:
2008 ICE: $139,694

Current Activities

Rich Township completed the installation of scheduling software and hardware. The full system with the Global Positioning System (GPS) component of the project was deployed on April 2, 2011.

Funding Amounts by Source

Source Amount
RTA
$139,694
Local
$44,000
Last Updated 11.08.2018
+ 2009 I-355 Corridor Development Project Innovation, Coordination, and Enhancement (ICE) Operating Pace Suburban Bus $107,990
  • RTA
  • Local
Completed

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Description

First phase of north-south transit service utilizing I-355 between Will, DuPage and Cook County. New limited stop express service from Bolingbrook to Schaumburg.

Funding:
2008 ICE: $53,995

Current Activities

This service was discontinued in March 2011 due to low ridership. In its last year of funding the project averaged 155 trips per month.

Funding Amounts by Source

Source Amount
RTA
$53,995
Local
$53,995
Last Updated 11.08.2018
+ 2009 I-55 Corridor Enhancement Project Innovation, Coordination, and Enhancement (ICE) Operating Pace Suburban Bus $453,200
  • RTA
  • Local
Completed

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Description

Express bus services provided by Pace on the I-55 corridor will be enhanced by: 1) The service frequency of Pace Route 855 would be increased and service extended to Plainfield, and 2) New service from Plainfield, Bolingbrook and Burr Ridge to West Loop Medical Center would be introduced.

Funding:
2008 ICE: $226,600

Current Activities

Pace implemented the expanded service for Route 855 and the new Route 755 on November 30, 2009. ICE funds were exhausted in mid-March 2011. In its last year of funding the project averaged 6,402 trips per month. Pace is continuing to provide the service with its own funds.

Funding Amounts by Source

Source Amount
RTA
$226,600
Local
$226,600
Last Updated 11.08.2018
+ 2009 Lake County Northwest Circulator Innovation, Coordination, and Enhancement (ICE) Operating Lake County $521,930
  • RTA
  • Local
Completed

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Description

Expansion of existing Pace Route 570 service frequencies and the addition of a flexible circulator component to the route. Service will be enhanced for the following communities: Gurnee, Grayslake, Round Lake, Round Lake Park, Hanesville, Round Lake Beach, Round Lake Heights, Fox Lake and Long Lake.

Funding:
2008 ICE: $260,930

Current Activities

Lake County implemented the service November 23, 2009. ICE funding for this project was exhausted in December 2010. Pace continues to provide the service with its own funds.

Funding Amounts by Source

Source Amount
RTA
$260,930
Local
$261,000
Last Updated 11.08.2018
+ 2009 PACE ADA / Paratranist Operations Innovation, Coordination, and Enhancement (ICE) Operating Pace Suburban Bus $11,874,621
  • RTA
Completed

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Description

Operating Assistance for Paratransit and ADA Service in 2009-2011

Funding:
2009 ICE: $4,101,236
2010 ICE: $1,225,005
2011 ICE: $6,548,380

Current Activities

Complete

Funding Amounts by Source

Source Amount
RTA
$11,874,621
Last Updated 11.13.2018
+ 2009 Real-Time Arrival Information for Bus Stop Signs Innovation, Coordination, and Enhancement (ICE) Capital Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) $6,621,216
  • RTA
  • Local
In Progress

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Description

Installation of automated signs with real time bus arrival information located at transfer locations throughout the CTA service area.

Funding:
2008 ICE: $1,687,739
2010 ICE: $3,609,234

Current Activities

The first screen was installed at Lake Park/Hyde Park. CTA calls for installing 5-10 screens a week commencing in October 2011. Additional funds were awarded to continue this project at RTA's December 2013 Board meeting. Please visit the City of Chicago's website for locations. https://data.cityofchicago.org/Transportation/CTA-System-Information-Map...

Funding Amounts by Source

Source Amount
RTA
$5,296,973
Local
$1,324,243
Last Updated 11.08.2018
+ 2009 Skokie Swift Oakton Street Station Area Improvement Innovation, Coordination, and Enhancement (ICE) Capital Skokie $1,621,736
  • RTA
  • Local
Completed

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Description

Improvements complementing new CMAQ funded Oakton Street station on the CTA Yellow Line. Improvements include: bus stops, bus, and taxi access lanes, sheltered waiting areas, pedestrian walkways, shared vehicle lanes, kiss and ride, bicycle parking, and landscape improvements.

Funding:
2008 ICE: $1,297,389

Current Activities

The Oakton Street Station opened in April 2012. The village completed the the Kiss'n'Ride with two bus turnouts, and a sidewalk funded by the ICE grant. The final phase of the project consisting of streetscaping and landscaping was completed in September 2013. Oakton Station served 23,225 passengers in November 2013.

In 2015, Skokie received CMAQ program funding, via the RTA's Access to Transit Improvement Program, for additional bicycle parking at the Oakton Station.

Funding Amounts by Source

Source Amount
RTA
$1,297,389
Local
$324,347
Last Updated 11.08.2018
+ 2009 Southwest Service Saturday Service Innovation, Coordination, and Enhancement (ICE) Operating Metra $664,412
  • RTA
  • Local
Completed

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Description

Addition of three round trips on Saturdays to Metra's SouthWest Service. Currently there is no Saturday service on this line.

Funding:
2008 ICE: $332,206

Current Activities

Metra implemented this service March 21, 2009. ICE funds for this project were were exhausted in March 2011. In its last year of funding the project averaged 1,421 trips per month. Metra has since continued to provide the service.

Funding Amounts by Source

Source Amount
RTA
$332,206
Local
$332,206
Last Updated 11.08.2018