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Year Project Title Program Project Type Project Partner Budget Funding Source(s) Status
+ 2009 #54A North Cicero/Skokie Boulevard - Midday Service Section 5310 / JARC / NF Operating Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) $261,816
  • Local
  • Federal
Programmed

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Description

New midday service operating weekdays between the hours of 10am and 2pm between Irving Park/Pulaski (Blue Line) and Westfield Old Orchard Shopping Center/Cook County Courts in Skokie. The service will allow additional access to jobs and medical appointments for low income individuals.

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
$130,908
Federal
$130,908
Last Updated 09.17.2014
+ 2009 #67 67th/69th/71st Street - Bus Route Extension Section 5310 / JARC / NF Operating Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) $320,744
  • Local
  • Federal
Completed

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Description

Expansion of this route from its present terminal at 71st St. & Pulaski to the Ford Center Shopping Center improves access to major retail and industrial establishments that provide job opportunities for low income individuals.

Current Activities

CTA implemented the service on September 6, 2009. The service provided 315,015 trips in June 2014 with an estimated 7,200 trips attributable to the expanded service.

Funding Amounts by Source

Source Amount
Local
$160,372
Federal
$160,372
Last Updated 09.17.2014
+ 2009 #92 Foster - Late Night Weekend Service Section 5310 / JARC / NF Operating Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) $243,000
  • Local
  • Federal
Programmed

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Description

Extension of weekend service from 8:00 pm to 12:00 am between Jefferson Park and Berwyn Red Line station providing access to major medical center and retail establishments for low income individuals and the disabled.

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
$121,500
Federal
$121,500
Last Updated 09.17.2014
+ 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
+ 2009 East 83rd Street - New Bus Route Section 5310 / JARC / NF Operating Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) $2,544,270
  • Local
  • Federal
Programmed

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Description

New fixed route service connecting retail district at 92nd/Commerical to 83rd Street providing service from east 83rd Street to 79th Street Dan Ryan Red Line station. This service will provide low income individuals access to jobs located in the Chicago Central Business District, employment centers in Hyde Park, and other retail districts accessible via the rail system.

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
$1,272,135
Federal
$1,272,135
Last Updated 09.17.2014
+ 2009 Naperville/Lisle Partners Ride DuPage to Work '09 Section 5310 / JARC / NF Operating Naperville $742,118
  • 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
$371,059
Federal
$371,059
Last Updated 06.13.2019
+ 2009 Operation to Enhance Disabled, Senior and Regular Transportation in Rural Communities '09 Section 5310 / JARC / NF Operating Washington Township $60,000
  • 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

Funds were transferred to Will County managed project. This project is complete.

Funding Amounts by Source

Source Amount
Local
$30,000
Federal
$30,000
Last Updated 06.13.2019
+ 2009 Ride in Kane Phase 3 & 4 Section 5310 / JARC / NF Mobility Management Association for Individual Development (AID) $3,323,053
  • Local
  • Federal
Completed

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Description

The Ride in Kane program is in its second 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 18 private, non-profit organizations and local units of government participating in the program.

Current Activities

In June 2012, the service provided 11,709 trips. This project is complete.

Funding Amounts by Source

Source Amount
Local
$1,632,327
Federal
$1,690,726
Last Updated 09.30.2019
+ 2009 Ride in Kane Phase 3 & 4 Section 5310 / JARC / NF Operating Association for Individual Development (AID) $3,323,053
  • Local
  • Federal
Completed

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Description

The Ride in Kane program is in its second 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 18 private, non-profit organizations and local units of government participating in the program.

Current Activities

In June 2012, the service provided 11,709 trips. This project is complete.

Funding Amounts by Source

Source Amount
Local
$1,632,327
Federal
$1,690,726
Last Updated 09.30.2019
+ 2009 Transportation to Work '09 Section 5310 / JARC / NF Operating DuPage County $1,135,242
  • 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 2,489 trips in May 2013.

This project is complete.

Funding Amounts by Source

Source Amount
Local
$567,621
Federal
$567,621
Last Updated 09.24.2019