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Year Project Title Program Project Typesort descending Project Partner Budget Funding Source(s) Status
+ 2020 to 2021 DuPage County Transportation to Work_'20-'21 Section 5310 / JARC / NF Operating DuPage County $1,182,000
  • Federal
  • Local
In Progress

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Description

The Transportation to Work Program provides demand-responsive transportation to and from work for persons with disabilities.  The project operates 24 hours per day, 365 days per year and serves all of DuPage County.

Current Activities

The RTA Board approved funding for this project on August 19, 2021.  The operating service provided approximately 1,900 trips in September 2023.

Funding Amounts by Source

Source Amount
Federal
$591,000
Local
$591,000
Last Updated 11.08.2023
+ 2016 to 2017 Ride in Kane Phase 15 & 16 Section 5310 / JARC / NF Operating Association for Individual Development (AID) $3,088,396
  • Local
  • Federal
In Progress

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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 operating service provided 3,740 trips in June 2021. Ridership has been affected due to COVID-19.

Funding Amounts by Source

Source Amount
Local
$1,544,198
Federal
$1,544,198
Last Updated 01.18.2023
+ 2016 to 2017 Ride Lake County '16- '17 Section 5310 / JARC / NF Operating Lake County $882,126
  • Federal
  • Local
In Progress

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Description

In May 2022, Lake County combined and expanded the Central and West projects into a countywide service.

Ride Lake County is a borderless countywide paratransit service providing seniors (age 60 and above) and individuals
with disabilities curb-to-curb transportation. The geographic service includes Lake County along with the
entirety of municipalities whose city limits extend beyond the County border into Cook and McHenry County. With no
limitations on the purpose of the trip the service operates Sunday through Saturday from 6:00am to 6:00pm (excluding
specific holidays).

Current Activities

The Ride Lake County operating service provided 3,860 trips in September 2023.  

Funding Amounts by Source

Source Amount
Federal
$441,063
Local
$441,063
Last Updated 11.09.2023
+ 2013 to 2014 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 01.18.2023
+ 2016 to 2017 McHenry County Service Integration & Coordination '16-17 Section 5310 / JARC / NF Operating McHenry County $1,680,000
  • Local
  • Federal
Completed

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Description

McRide program provides coordinated dial-a-ride service to individuals with disabilities and individuals 60 years or older throughout McHenry County

Current Activities

The operating service provided 13,371 trips in December 2019. This project is complete.

Funding Amounts by Source

Source Amount
Local
$840,000
Federal
$840,000
Last Updated 01.18.2023
+ 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
+ 2009 31st Street - New Bus Route Section 5310 / JARC / NF Operating Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) $2,135,318
  • Local
  • Federal
Programmed

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Description

New fixed route service along the 31st street corridor between Cicero Avenue and King Drive operating 7 days a week from 5:00 am until 8:00 pm. Route will improve mobility and access to an employment center, rail lines, and other bus routes for low income individuals, seniors, and the disabled.

Current Activities

CTA did not have sufficient funds to meet federal local matching requirements to carry out the project as originally proposed. However, beginning September 2, 2012 CTA extended Route No. 35 to incorporate a segment of the 31st Street route between Kedzie and Cicero Avenues. The new route segment originally was to operate through August 2013 and then be evaluated. In October 2013 the CTA Board approved making the route extension permanent. The service provided 133,927 trips in June 2014.

Funding Amounts by Source

Source Amount
Local
$1,067,659
Federal
$1,067,659
Last Updated 09.17.2014
+ 2008 Ride Lake County West '08 Section 5310 / JARC / NF Operating Lake County $800,000
  • Local
  • Federal
Completed

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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 service provided 881 trips in July 2016. This project is complete.

Funding Amounts by Source

Source Amount
Local
$400,000
Federal
$400,000
Last Updated 06.13.2019
+ 2007 Route 895 - 95th Street Rosemont/Schaumburg Express (Formerly Route 889-South Suburban Bus Express Bus Network) Section 5310 / JARC / NF Operating Pace Suburban Bus $2,100,000
  • Local
  • Federal
Completed

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Description

This express bus route was originally implemented as Route 889 to provide low income residents in south Cook County with access to employment centers in the vicinity O-Hare and Schaumburg. In order to improve performance Pace introduced a new service design on November 21, 2011 as Route 895. The service operates peak period, peak direction, express service (NB in morning; SB in midday and evening) between Chicago Ridge & Pace Northwest Transportation Center with selected trips operating via the CTA Blue Line Rosemont Station. The service also includes a distributor segment to serve businesses in the Schaumburg area; the routing for each morning trip will vary/flex based on passenger destinations and the routing for midday and evening trips will follow the route¿s Schaumburg segment.

Current Activities

Pace reintroduced this service with a new service design on November 21, 2011. The service provided 4,368 trips in August 2014.

Funding Amounts by Source

Source Amount
Local
$1,050,000
Federal
$1,050,000
Last Updated 10.09.2014
+ 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