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Year Project Title Program Project Type Project Partner Budget Funding Source(s) Status
+ 2015 Ride Lake County West '15 Section 5310 / JARC / NF Operating Lake County $201,970
  • Local
  • Federal
In Progress

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Description

This dial-a-ride service will operate weekdays in Antioch, Avon, Grant, and Lake Villa townships. A portion of the service will be a flexible route connecting three Metra stations on the NCS Line and Milwaukee District - North Line with residential areas to offer greater access to employment opportunities primarily for individuals with limited mobility and other transit dependent populations. The service expanded its boundaries in December 2012 to include Waconda and Fremont Townships. Lake County implemented the service January 11, 2010.

Current Activities

The operating service provided 557 trips in March 2021. Ridership has been affected due to COVID-19.

Funding Amounts by Source

Source Amount
Local
$100,985
Federal
$100,985
Last Updated 04.21.2021
+ 2015 Transportation to Work '15 Section 5310 / JARC / NF Operating DuPage County $642,048
  • Local
  • Federal
Completed

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Description

The Ride DuPage to Work is a service of the Ride DuPage system designed to enable persons with disabilities greater opportunities to obtain and maintain employment through more affordable transportation. DuPage Transportation to Work, initially funded with the 2006 program, was implemented March 1, 2008. DuPage County became the grantee for the project in 2010. Prior to that Pace served as the project grantee.

Current Activities

The service provided 2,597 trips in December 2017. This project is complete. Funds have been fully expended.

Funding Amounts by Source

Source Amount
Local
$321,024
Federal
$321,024
Last Updated 06.19.2019
+ 2015 Will County Mobility Management Program '15 Section 5310 / JARC / NF Operating Will County $338,000
  • Local
  • Federal
Completed

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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. The program is an outgrowth of the county's coordinated paratransit plan funded through the RTA's former sub-regional Planning program

Current Activities

The operating service provided 239 Section 5310 trips in March 2019. This project is complete.

Funding Amounts by Source

Source Amount
Local
$139,000
Federal
$199,000
Last Updated 04.21.2021
+ 2013 City of Chicago Taxi Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle Cost Reimbursement Program Section 5310 / JARC / NF Capital Chicago Dept. of Business Affairs & Consumer Protection $2,214,612
  • Local
  • Federal
In Progress

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Description

Taxicab companies that purchase purpose-built wheelchair accessible taxi vehicles or convert standard vehicles to wheelchair accessible vehicles will be reimbursed for the costs associated with accessible vehicle elements. It is estimated that this project may contribute 133 accessible cabs to the taxi cab fleet now serving Chicago.

Current Activities

The City of Chicago executed the grant agreement on this project with the Federal Transit Administration on April 30, 2013. The City incorporated the project into the City budget in November. The City is working with the taxi companies to refine the process for how taxi companies may participate in the project.

Funding Amounts by Source

Source Amount
Local
$442,923
Federal
$1,771,689
Last Updated 11.07.2017
+ 2013 CTA Rail Station Guides for CTA Customers Who are Blind or Visually Impaired Section 5310 / JARC / NF Mobility Management Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) $53,055
  • Local
  • Federal
In Progress

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Description

Guides to rail stations and accessible routes for CTA customers who are blind or have a visual impairment will be produced by this project. The guides to CTA's rail stations will be produced in Braille, plain text, and audio files. The plain text and audio files will be available on CTA's website.

Current Activities

The CTA and the Lighthouse for the Blind have agreed on the common description for the stations. The first stations that are under review are on the Pink and Orange Lines.

Funding Amounts by Source

Source Amount
Local
$9,825
Federal
$43,230
Last Updated 11.07.2017
+ 2013 Kendall Community Transit Program '13-14 Section 5310 / JARC / NF Capital Kendall County $368,000
  • Local
  • Federal
Completed

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Description

The vehicles and operations funded by this program will be used for demand responsive paratransit service to provide door-to-door service for populations of the disabled, low income, and senior populations in the urban portions of Kendall County. The project is designed to be the first phase of a countywide general public transportation system.

Current Activities

The service provided 1,882 trips in September 2016.

This project is complete.

Funding Amounts by Source

Source Amount
Local
$184,000
Federal
$184,000
Last Updated 06.13.2019
+ 2013 Kendall Community Transit Program '13-14 Section 5310 / JARC / NF Operating Kendall County $368,000
  • Local
  • Federal
Completed

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Description

The vehicles and operations funded by this program will be used for demand responsive paratransit service to provide door-to-door service for populations of the disabled, low income, and senior populations in the urban portions of Kendall County. The project is designed to be the first phase of a countywide general public transportation system.

Current Activities

The service provided 1,882 trips in September 2016.

This project is complete.

Funding Amounts by Source

Source Amount
Local
$184,000
Federal
$184,000
Last Updated 06.13.2019
+ 2013 Little City Transportation Program '14 Section 5310 / JARC / NF Operating Little City Foundation $348,351
  • 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 activities, Special Olympics regional competitions, and medical appointments.

Current Activities

The service provided 7,265 trips in January 2017.

This project is complete.

Funding Amounts by Source

Source Amount
Local
$174,175
Federal
$174,176
Last Updated 06.13.2019
+ 2013 McHenry County Service Integration & Coordination '13-14 Section 5310 / JARC / NF Operating McHenry County $1,200,000
  • Local
  • Federal
Completed

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Description

This project will continue to integrate and coordinate three municipal services, the Cities of Crystal Lake, McHenry and Woodstock, and the McHenry County service. Additionally, it will continue providing services for seniors and people with disabilities in the Village of Lakewood, as well as throughout Greenwood, Dorr, and Nunda Townships. Three service extensions will be included to serve the Fox Lake Metra Station, Valley-Hi nursing home, and the McHenry County Park and Ride lot in the Village of Lake in the Hills.

Current Activities

The service provided 4,231 trips in May 2016. This project is complete.

Funding Amounts by Source

Source Amount
Local
$600,000
Federal
$600,000
Last Updated 09.30.2019
+ 2013 Metra Visual Information Systems (VIS) at Non-key ADA Metra Stations Section 5310 / JARC / NF Capital Metra $375,000
  • Local
  • Federal
Completed

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Description

This project will fund the installation of electronic visual sign systems at 11 non-key ADA Metra stations to facilitate greater mobility for the hearing impaired as well as the general population. The signs will provide real time information about Metra train service

Current Activities

Metra executed a grant for this project with the Federal Transit Administration on June 24, 2013. This grant complements an ICE grant also awarded for the project. Metra expects to put this project out to bid this quarter.

The stations where these signs will be added may include, but are not limited to:

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METRA
LINE STATION

UPW Maywood Station
Melrose Park Station
Bellwood Station
Cumberland Station

UPN Ravinia Station
Winthrop Harbor Station

MWD Round Lake Station
Long Lake Station

BNSF Riverside Station
Hollywood Station
Brookfield Station
Hinsdale Station
West Hinsdale Station
Clarendon Hills Station

MED McCormick Place Station
51st Street / 53rd Street / Hyde Park Station RID:
95th Street / Longwood Station
Beverly Branch 115th Street / Morgan Park Station
Beverly Branch 119th Street - Beverly Branch

Funding Amounts by Source

Source Amount
Local
$75,000
Federal
$300,000
Last Updated 06.13.2019