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Year Project Title Program Project Type Project Partner Budget Funding Source(s) Status
+ 2012 Ride in Kane Phase 9 & 10 Section 5310 / JARC / NF Mobility Management Association for Individual Development (AID) $5,613,611
  • Local
  • Federal
In Progress

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Description

In its fifth year of operation, the Ride in Kane project coordinates paratransit services in Kane County into a centralized system that optimizes transportation resources for older adults, persons with disabilities, and low-income individuals. The sponsors of Phases 9 and 10 include 19 private, non-profit organizations and local units of government.

Current Activities

The service provided 283 JARC trips in March 2021.  Ridership is down due to COVID-19.

New Freedom funding has been fully expended for this phase of the project.

Funding Amounts by Source

Source Amount
Local
$2,761,713
Federal
$2,851,898
Last Updated 04.21.2021
+ 2012 Transportation to Work '12 Section 5310 / JARC / NF Operating DuPage County $523,162
  • 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.

Current Activities

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. The service provided 2,457 trips in August 2015.

This project is complete.

Funding Amounts by Source

Source Amount
Local
$261,581
Federal
$261,581
Last Updated 06.13.2019
+ 2012 Volunteer Express '12 Section 5310 / JARC / NF Administration Hanover Township $12,969
  • Federal
Completed

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Description

This project is a volunteer driver program that supplements the services offered by Hanover Township¿s Dial-A-Bus program. Volunteer drivers utilizing their own vehicles provide door-to-door service for older adults. Local share will be provided with transportation development credits, formerly known as toll credits

Current Activities

The service provided 30 trips in February 2016. This project is complete.

Funding Amounts by Source

Source Amount
Federal
$12,969
Last Updated 08.28.2018
+ 2012 Volunteer Express '12 Section 5310 / JARC / NF Operating Hanover Township $12,969
  • Federal
Completed

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Description

This project is a volunteer driver program that supplements the services offered by Hanover Township¿s Dial-A-Bus program. Volunteer drivers utilizing their own vehicles provide door-to-door service for older adults. Local share will be provided with transportation development credits, formerly known as toll credits

Current Activities

The service provided 30 trips in February 2016. This project is complete.

Funding Amounts by Source

Source Amount
Federal
$12,969
Last Updated 08.28.2018
+ 2012 Ways to Work '12 Section 5310 / JARC / NF Administration Salvation Army Family & Community Services $701,973
  • Local
  • Federal
Completed

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Description

The WTW program provides small, short-term, low-interest loans to low-income families for the purpose of purchasing or repairing a car to get to work, childcare, and to pursue educational or job training opportunities. The project funding will be used to support operating costs associated with client screening and case management, and for a small loan guarantee pool. This project will replicate other JARC projects that have been successfully implemented in other parts of the country.

Current Activities

The Salvation Army launched the Ways to Work project on September 26, 2011. Since the program's inception through March 2015, 2,369 individuals have attended personal finance education classes and 506 loans have been approved.

This project is complete.

Funding Amounts by Source

Source Amount
Local
$317,541
Federal
$384,432
Last Updated 06.21.2019
+ 2012 Ways to Work '12 Section 5310 / JARC / NF Operating Salvation Army Family & Community Services $701,973
  • Local
  • Federal
Completed

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Description

The WTW program provides small, short-term, low-interest loans to low-income families for the purpose of purchasing or repairing a car to get to work, childcare, and to pursue educational or job training opportunities. The project funding will be used to support operating costs associated with client screening and case management, and for a small loan guarantee pool. This project will replicate other JARC projects that have been successfully implemented in other parts of the country.

Current Activities

The Salvation Army launched the Ways to Work project on September 26, 2011. Since the program's inception through March 2015, 2,369 individuals have attended personal finance education classes and 506 loans have been approved.

This project is complete.

Funding Amounts by Source

Source Amount
Local
$317,541
Federal
$384,432
Last Updated 06.21.2019
+ 2012 Ways to Work '12 Section 5310 / JARC / NF Capital Salvation Army Family & Community Services $701,973
  • Local
  • Federal
Completed

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Description

The WTW program provides small, short-term, low-interest loans to low-income families for the purpose of purchasing or repairing a car to get to work, childcare, and to pursue educational or job training opportunities. The project funding will be used to support operating costs associated with client screening and case management, and for a small loan guarantee pool. This project will replicate other JARC projects that have been successfully implemented in other parts of the country.

Current Activities

The Salvation Army launched the Ways to Work project on September 26, 2011. Since the program's inception through March 2015, 2,369 individuals have attended personal finance education classes and 506 loans have been approved.

This project is complete.

Funding Amounts by Source

Source Amount
Local
$317,541
Federal
$384,432
Last Updated 06.21.2019
+ 2011 Naperville/Lisle Partners Ride DuPage to Work '11 Section 5310 / JARC / NF Operating Naperville $1,038,810
  • 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 2,448 trips in September 2016. This project is complete,

Funding Amounts by Source

Source Amount
Local
$519,405
Federal
$519,405
Last Updated 08.28.2018
+ 2011 Operation to Enhance Disabled, Senior, and Regular Transportation in Rural Communities '11 Section 5310 / JARC / NF Operating Washington Township $21,900
  • Local
  • Federal
Completed

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Description

This dial-a-ride service expanded from a two day a week operation to five days a week. The service provides general purpose transportation within Washington Township and medical trips beyond the Township. In addition to providing increased service for the disabled and senior populations, eligible participants are able to obtain same day service.

Current Activities

Washington Township implemented the service September 1, 2009. It provided approximately 500 trips per month. This project is part of the new Will County Mobility Management Program.

Funding Amounts by Source

Source Amount
Local
$10,600
Federal
$11,300
Last Updated 06.13.2019
+ 2011 RGAs Safety Transportation Training Program '11 Section 5310 / JARC / NF Mobility Management Ray Graham Association $76,657
  • Local
  • Federal
Completed

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Description

The project will assess and provide training to the disabled and older adults to improve their ability to utilize transportation services.

Current Activities

Since the project's inception in September 2009 through June 2014, the project received 498 referrals with 454 participants having completed training.

This project is complete.

Funding Amounts by Source

Source Amount
Local
$15,331
Federal
$61,326
Last Updated 06.13.2019