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Year Project Title Program Project Type Project Partner Budget Funding Source(s) Status
+ 2011 Ride in Kane Phase 7 & 8 Section 5310 / JARC / NF Operating Association for Individual Development (AID) $5,613,611
  • Local
  • Federal
In Progress

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Description

This program, now in its fourth year of operation, 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 7 and 8 include 19 private, non-profit organizations and local units of government. Approximately 130,000 trips were provided through this program in 2010. Ridership continues to increase each month with a January 2011 vs. January 2010 increase of 25%.

Current Activities

The service provided 1,908 JARC trips in February 2018.

Funding Amounts by Source

Source Amount
Local
$2,761,713
Federal
$2,851,898
Last Updated 06.21.2019
+ 2011 Ride in Kane Phase 7 & 8 Section 5310 / JARC / NF Mobility Management Association for Individual Development (AID) $5,613,611
  • Local
  • Federal
In Progress

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Description

This program, now in its fourth year of operation, 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 7 and 8 include 19 private, non-profit organizations and local units of government. Approximately 130,000 trips were provided through this program in 2010. Ridership continues to increase each month with a January 2011 vs. January 2010 increase of 25%.

Current Activities

The service provided 1,908 JARC trips in February 2018.

Funding Amounts by Source

Source Amount
Local
$2,761,713
Federal
$2,851,898
Last Updated 06.21.2019
+ 2011 Ride Lake County West '11 Section 5310 / JARC / NF Operating Lake County $1,000,000
  • 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 447 trips in June 2018.

This project is complete.

Funding Amounts by Source

Source Amount
Local
$500,000
Federal
$500,000
Last Updated 06.13.2019
+ 2011 Volunteer Express '11 Section 5310 / JARC / NF Operating Hanover Township $15,454
  • Federal
Completed

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Description

Funding for this project will support a volunteer driver program supplementing the services offered by Hanover Township's Dial-A-Bus program. Volunteer drivers utilizing their own vehicles will provide the door-to-door service. Local share will be provided with transportation development credits, formerly known as toll credits.

Current Activities

The service provided 24 trips in November 2014. This project is complete.

Funding Amounts by Source

Source Amount
Federal
$15,454
Last Updated 08.28.2018
+ 2011 Will County Mobility Management Program '11 Section 5310 / JARC / NF Mobility Management Will County $892,000
  • Local
  • Federal
Completed

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Description

This program provides transportation and mobility management services for persons with disabilities, the elderly and low-income individuals residing in eastern Will County townships. The program is an outgrowth of the county's coordinated paratransit plan funded through the RTA's Subregional Planning program.

The RTA Board approved the 2011 Program of Projects at its November 16, 2011 meeting. Grant agreements have been executed. By agreement with Washington Township this project has taken on the management responsibilities for grants initially awarded to Washington Township. As a result of this agreement an additional $32,970 in federal funding has been added to this project. Will County formed the Paratransit Council that will help to set policy for the project. This program provides transportation and mobility services seniors and individuals with disabilities residing in eastern Will County townships.

Current Activities

The JARC service provided 228 trips in August 2018.

This project is complete.

Funding Amounts by Source

Source Amount
Local
$386,000
Federal
$506,000
Last Updated 06.21.2019
+ 2011 Will County Mobility Management Program '11 Section 5310 / JARC / NF Operating Will County $892,000
  • Local
  • Federal
Completed

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Description

This program provides transportation and mobility management services for persons with disabilities, the elderly and low-income individuals residing in eastern Will County townships. The program is an outgrowth of the county's coordinated paratransit plan funded through the RTA's Subregional Planning program.

The RTA Board approved the 2011 Program of Projects at its November 16, 2011 meeting. Grant agreements have been executed. By agreement with Washington Township this project has taken on the management responsibilities for grants initially awarded to Washington Township. As a result of this agreement an additional $32,970 in federal funding has been added to this project. Will County formed the Paratransit Council that will help to set policy for the project. This program provides transportation and mobility services seniors and individuals with disabilities residing in eastern Will County townships.

Current Activities

The JARC service provided 228 trips in August 2018.

This project is complete.

Funding Amounts by Source

Source Amount
Local
$386,000
Federal
$506,000
Last Updated 06.21.2019
+ 2011 Will County Mobility Management Program '11 Section 5310 / JARC / NF Capital Will County $892,000
  • Local
  • Federal
Completed

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Description

This program provides transportation and mobility management services for persons with disabilities, the elderly and low-income individuals residing in eastern Will County townships. The program is an outgrowth of the county's coordinated paratransit plan funded through the RTA's Subregional Planning program.

The RTA Board approved the 2011 Program of Projects at its November 16, 2011 meeting. Grant agreements have been executed. By agreement with Washington Township this project has taken on the management responsibilities for grants initially awarded to Washington Township. As a result of this agreement an additional $32,970 in federal funding has been added to this project. Will County formed the Paratransit Council that will help to set policy for the project. This program provides transportation and mobility services seniors and individuals with disabilities residing in eastern Will County townships.

Current Activities

The JARC service provided 228 trips in August 2018.

This project is complete.

Funding Amounts by Source

Source Amount
Local
$386,000
Federal
$506,000
Last Updated 06.21.2019
+ 2010 Concrete Waiting Areas at Bus Stops Section 5310 / JARC / NF Capital Pace Suburban Bus $600,000
  • Federal
Completed

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Description

Pace will construct up to 150 concrete pads and ancillary connections to accessible paths at Pace bus stops throughout their service area. The pads would be located against a raised curb to facilitate "level boarding" from the pad to the buses bottom stop or provide a landing area for a wheelchair lift. This project is matched with Transportation Development Credits.

Current Activities

Pace, from an initial list of 191 candidate stops, has completed improvements at 65 locations. At the end of March 2013, the last series of improvements were made at:
162nd/Woodlawn, SW, South Holland;
Cermak at Boeger, NE, Westchester;
Cermak at Boeger, SW, Westchester;
Randall Rd at Wilson St, SB, Batavia (shelter installation);
Halsted St at 171st St, South Holland (shelter installation); and
159th at Pulaski, NW, Markham.

The project is complete.

Funding Amounts by Source

Source Amount
Federal
$600,000
Last Updated 09.17.2014
+ 2010 McHenry County Service Integration & Coordination '10 Section 5310 / JARC / NF Capital McHenry County $1,596,421
  • Local
  • Federal
Completed

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Description

This project will integrate and coordinate the McHenry County Transit Pilot Program, the City of Crystal Lake Dial-a-Ride, the City of McHenry Dial-a-Ride, and the City of Woodstock Dial-a-Ride and initiate services for seniors and the disabled in Greenwood Township. Tracking and automated dispatching software will be used to help manage the available fleet.

Current Activities

The service provided 7,462 trips in June 2014. This Project is complete.

Funding Amounts by Source

Source Amount
Local
$790,979
Federal
$805,442
Last Updated 06.13.2019
+ 2010 McHenry County Service Integration & Coordination '10 Section 5310 / JARC / NF Mobility Management McHenry County $1,596,421
  • Local
  • Federal
Completed

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Description

This project will integrate and coordinate the McHenry County Transit Pilot Program, the City of Crystal Lake Dial-a-Ride, the City of McHenry Dial-a-Ride, and the City of Woodstock Dial-a-Ride and initiate services for seniors and the disabled in Greenwood Township. Tracking and automated dispatching software will be used to help manage the available fleet.

Current Activities

The service provided 7,462 trips in June 2014. This Project is complete.

Funding Amounts by Source

Source Amount
Local
$790,979
Federal
$805,442
Last Updated 06.13.2019