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Year Project Title Program Project Type Project Partner Budget Funding Source(s) Status
+ 2010 McHenry County Service Integration & Coordination '10 Section 5310 / JARC / NF Operating 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 Operation to Enhance Disabled, Senior, and Regular Transportation in Rural Communities '10 Section 5310 / JARC / NF Operating Washington Township $46,500
  • 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

This project is complete.

Funding Amounts by Source

Source Amount
Local
$22,500
Federal
$24,000
Last Updated 06.13.2019
+ 2010 Ride in Kane Phase 5 & 6 Section 5310 / JARC / NF Mobility Management Association for Individual Development (AID) $2,581,123
  • Local
  • Federal
Completed

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Description

The Ride in Kane program is now entering its third year of operation. This program coordinates paratransit services in Kane County into a centralized system that optimizes transportation resources for older adults, persons with disabilities, and low-income individuals. Currently, there are 17 private, non-profit organizations and local units of government participating in the program. Approximately 100,000 trips were provided through this program in 2009.

Current Activities

The service provided 8,015 trips in July 2014. This project is complete.

Funding Amounts by Source

Source Amount
Local
$1,268,016
Federal
$1,313,107
Last Updated 06.21.2019
+ 2010 Ride in Kane Phase 5 & 6 Section 5310 / JARC / NF Operating Association for Individual Development (AID) $2,581,123
  • Local
  • Federal
Completed

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Description

The Ride in Kane program is now entering its third year of operation. This program coordinates paratransit services in Kane County into a centralized system that optimizes transportation resources for older adults, persons with disabilities, and low-income individuals. Currently, there are 17 private, non-profit organizations and local units of government participating in the program. Approximately 100,000 trips were provided through this program in 2009.

Current Activities

The service provided 8,015 trips in July 2014. This project is complete.

Funding Amounts by Source

Source Amount
Local
$1,268,016
Federal
$1,313,107
Last Updated 06.21.2019
+ 2010 Ride to Work Program Section 5310 / JARC / NF Operating Safer Foundation $22,000
  • Local
  • Federal
Completed

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Description

This project will provide reverse commute employment transportation for low-income persons who have criminal records and are residing in Cook County. The daily service, to be operated by a private contractor, will cover three employment shifts. Individuals will be transported to and from five designated pick-up points in the City of Chicago to employers located in the suburbs. The designated pick-up points may all be accessed through CTA.

Current Activities

The grant contract with the Safer Foundation was executed effective August 11, 2010. Funds for this service were exhausted in August 2011. In its last year of funding the project averaged 153 trips per month.

The Safer Foundation is continuing the service with its own resources. This project is complete.

Funding Amounts by Source

Source Amount
Local
$11,000
Federal
$11,000
Last Updated 06.13.2019
+ 2010 Transportation to Work '10 Section 5310 / JARC / NF Operating DuPage County $451,456
  • 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 2,137 trips in June 2014.

This project is complete.

Funding Amounts by Source

Source Amount
Local
$225,728
Federal
$225,728
Last Updated 06.13.2019
+ 2010 Ways to Work '10 Section 5310 / JARC / NF Operating Salvation Army Family & Community Services $533,788
  • 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. In June 2013, 296 individuals have attended personal finance education classes and 111 loans have been approved.

This project is complete.

Funding Amounts by Source

Source Amount
Local
$243,854
Federal
$289,934
Last Updated 06.21.2019
+ 2010 Ways to Work '10 Section 5310 / JARC / NF Capital Salvation Army Family & Community Services $533,788
  • 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. In June 2013, 296 individuals have attended personal finance education classes and 111 loans have been approved.

This project is complete.

Funding Amounts by Source

Source Amount
Local
$243,854
Federal
$289,934
Last Updated 06.21.2019
+ 2009 #1 Indiana/Hyde Park Service Expansion Section 5310 / JARC / NF Operating Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) $520,000
  • Local
  • Federal
Programmed

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Description

This project expands service from morning and evening rush hours to 6:00 am -8:00 pm thus increasing access to jobs for low income individuals working non-traditional and/or extended hours in corridor.

Current Activities

CTA does not have sufficient funds to meet federal local matching requirements at this time. The project cannot be implemented until local funds become available.

Funding Amounts by Source

Source Amount
Local
$260,000
Federal
$260,000
Last Updated 04.07.2017
+ 2009 #44 Wallace/Racine Bus Route Extension and Service Expansion Section 5310 / JARC / NF Operating Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) $919,538
  • Local
  • Federal
Programmed

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Description

Through the expansion of this bus route by 2 miles and the extension of weekend service hours from 7:00pm to 11:00 pm, this project will provide greater accessibility to a rapidly growing retail corridor along Roosevelt Rd. from State to Clinton resulting in increased access to jobs for low income individuals, seniors, the disabled, and other residents.

Current Activities

CTA does not have sufficient funds to meet federal local matching requirements at this time. The project cannot be implemented until local funds become available.

Funding Amounts by Source

Source Amount
Local
$459,769
Federal
$459,769
Last Updated 09.17.2014