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Year Project Title Program Project Type Project Partner Budget Funding Source(s) Status
+ 2013 Naperville/Lisle Partners Ride DuPage to Work '13-14 Section 5310 / JARC / NF Operating Naperville $1,228,200
  • Local
  • Federal
Completed

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Description

This project, as part of the Ride DuPage program provides seniors and individuals with disabilities increased employment opportunities by providing them with transportation to jobs in and outside of their own town and at times that may extend beyond traditional work hours. Seven local governments sponsor the service: City of Naperville, Naperville Township, Lisle Township, Wheatland Township, Village of Glen Ellyn, City of Wheaton, and Milton Township.

Current Activities

The service provided 2,322 trips in January 2017. This project is complete.

Funding Amounts by Source

Source Amount
Local
$614,100
Federal
$614,100
Last Updated 09.30.2019
+ 2013 Pace Call-N-Ride Section 5310 / JARC / NF Mobility Management Pace Suburban Bus $946,611
  • Local
  • Federal
Programmed

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Description

These reservation based, curb-to-curb services that pick up general public riders within a specified geographic area of approximately 8 square miles and takes them anywhere within that same area. Three Call-n-Rides will operate in the communities of Park Forest (Rich Township), Tinley Park (Orland Township), and Huntley (Grafton Township). The services will allow reverse commuters to be transported to employment areas within the respective service areas as well as providing connections to Metra stations for the traditional commuter market.

Current Activities

The RTA Board approved this project at the November 2012 meeting. As the next step, Pace will submit an application to the Federal Transit Administration. Pace determined other locations were more suited for the service and plans to implement the project in 2014 according to the following schedule:

Tinley Park August
Batavia October
Burr Ridge December

Funding Amounts by Source

Source Amount
Local
$459,783
Federal
$486,828
Last Updated 08.28.2018
+ 2013 Pace Call-N-Ride Section 5310 / JARC / NF Operating Pace Suburban Bus $946,611
  • Local
  • Federal
Programmed

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Description

These reservation based, curb-to-curb services that pick up general public riders within a specified geographic area of approximately 8 square miles and takes them anywhere within that same area. Three Call-n-Rides will operate in the communities of Park Forest (Rich Township), Tinley Park (Orland Township), and Huntley (Grafton Township). The services will allow reverse commuters to be transported to employment areas within the respective service areas as well as providing connections to Metra stations for the traditional commuter market.

Current Activities

The RTA Board approved this project at the November 2012 meeting. As the next step, Pace will submit an application to the Federal Transit Administration. Pace determined other locations were more suited for the service and plans to implement the project in 2014 according to the following schedule:

Tinley Park August
Batavia October
Burr Ridge December

Funding Amounts by Source

Source Amount
Local
$459,783
Federal
$486,828
Last Updated 08.28.2018
+ 2013 Pace CTA Skokie Swift Willow Road Connector Section 5310 / JARC / NF Mobility Management Pace Suburban Bus $186,677
  • Local
  • Federal
Completed

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Description

This employer-based reverse commute shuttle service will provide connections between the CTA Skokie Swift Dempster station and major employers such as Allstate Insurance (over 8,000 employees) in North Cook County in the Willow Road Corridor (Glenview /Northbrook area).

Current Activities

Service was initiated on August 19, 2013. The project provided 1,221 trips in February 2014.

Funding Amounts by Source

Source Amount
Local
$88,248
Federal
$98,429
Last Updated 11.07.2017
+ 2013 Pace CTA Skokie Swift Willow Road Connector Section 5310 / JARC / NF Operating Pace Suburban Bus $186,677
  • Local
  • Federal
Completed

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Description

This employer-based reverse commute shuttle service will provide connections between the CTA Skokie Swift Dempster station and major employers such as Allstate Insurance (over 8,000 employees) in North Cook County in the Willow Road Corridor (Glenview /Northbrook area).

Current Activities

Service was initiated on August 19, 2013. The project provided 1,221 trips in February 2014.

Funding Amounts by Source

Source Amount
Local
$88,248
Federal
$98,429
Last Updated 11.07.2017
+ 2013 Pace I-90 Service Expansion Phase I Section 5310 / JARC / NF Mobility Management Pace Suburban Bus $1,303,860
  • Local
  • Federal
Completed

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Description

This project is an expansion of Routes 600 Northwest Express and 610 Prairie Stone Express. With this proposal Route 600 will be bi-directional during peak period weekdays to serve reverse riders going to work and school. Route 610 will also add reverse peak trips on weekdays between Rosemont and a new park-n-ride facility planned for the Prairie Stone Complex in Hoffman Estates.

Current Activities

Bus routes 600 and 610 began providing bi-directional service on August 19, 2013. In addition, a new commuter Park-n-Ride is available at the Prairie Stone complex helping to serve reverse commuters utilizing Route 610. Route 600 provided 8,869 trips and Route 610 provided 12,118 trips in September 2014.

Funding Amounts by Source

Source Amount
Local
$633,304
Federal
$670,556
Last Updated 11.07.2017
+ 2013 Pace I-90 Service Expansion Phase I Section 5310 / JARC / NF Operating Pace Suburban Bus $1,303,860
  • Local
  • Federal
Completed

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Description

This project is an expansion of Routes 600 Northwest Express and 610 Prairie Stone Express. With this proposal Route 600 will be bi-directional during peak period weekdays to serve reverse riders going to work and school. Route 610 will also add reverse peak trips on weekdays between Rosemont and a new park-n-ride facility planned for the Prairie Stone Complex in Hoffman Estates.

Current Activities

Bus routes 600 and 610 began providing bi-directional service on August 19, 2013. In addition, a new commuter Park-n-Ride is available at the Prairie Stone complex helping to serve reverse commuters utilizing Route 610. Route 600 provided 8,869 trips and Route 610 provided 12,118 trips in September 2014.

Funding Amounts by Source

Source Amount
Local
$633,304
Federal
$670,556
Last Updated 11.07.2017
+ 2013 RGAs Comprehensive Program '13-14 Section 5310 / JARC / NF Operating Ray Graham Association $949,088
  • Local
  • Federal
Completed

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Description

The project transports individuals with disabilities from their homes to Community Learning Centers and to a variety of other activities including grocery shopping, medical appointments, volunteer opportunities and recreational activities.

Current Activities

The service provided 24, 845 trips in August 2016. This project is complete.

Funding Amounts by Source

Source Amount
Local
$474,544
Federal
$474,544
Last Updated 06.13.2019
+ 2013 Ride in Kane Phase 11 & 12 Section 5310 / JARC / NF Operating Association for Individual Development (AID) $3,450,000
  • Local
  • Federal
Completed

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Description

This project coordinates paratransit services in Kane County into a centralized system that optimizes transportation resources for older adults and persons with disabilities. The sponsors of this project include multiple private non-profit organizations and local units of government.

Current Activities

The service provided 5,345 trips in November 2017. This project is complete.

Funding Amounts by Source

Source Amount
Local
$575,000
Federal
$2,875,000
Last Updated 02.05.2020
+ 2013 to 2014 Ride Lake County Central Dial-a-Ride '13-14 Section 5310 / JARC / NF Operating Lake County $327,950
  • Local
  • Federal
Completed

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Description

Lake County combined three separate dial-a-ride services, operating in the Central Lake/Shields township area, into one service. The project initially calls for Shields Township to operate separately while the Fremont and Central Lake partners (Fremont Township, Libertyville Township, Villages of Libertyville and Mundelein) are combined. The service provides expanded dial-a-ride transportation in Lake County to seniors and individuals with disabilities residing in Central Lake County. Five municipalities and Lake County sponsor the project.

Current Activities

The operating service provided 377 trips in July 2019.. This project is complete.

Funding Amounts by Source

Source Amount
Local
$163,975
Federal
$163,975
Last Updated 04.21.2021