Planning Programs and Projects

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Year Project Title Program Project Type Project Partner Budget Funding Source(s) Status Sort descending
+ - Metra ADA Signage Section 5310 / JARC / NF Capital Metra $2,500,000
  • Federal
  • Local
Programmed

Project Details

Related Reports

Not Available

Description

This project will install 250 visual information systems (VIS) sign displays at 125 of Metra's 242 stations. The VIS signs are Metra's next generation of video monitor boards that display real-time train tracking information, arrival times, and travel alerts. VIS signs provide visual information that is a requirement to be compliant with ADA law as it pertains to transit stations and are particularly beneficial for people with hearing impairments and seniors with disabilities.

Current Activities

This project was approved by the RTA Board at the September 2023 meeting.

Funding Amounts by Source
Source Amount
Federal $2,000,000
Local $500,000

Last Updated 01.17.2024

+ - CTA Tactile Signage at Bus Stops Section 5310 / JARC / NF Capital Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) $1,697,000
  • Federal
  • Local
Programmed

Project Details

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Not Available

Description

his project will install tactile signs at all bus stop poles where CTA public information signs are currently posted to provide information about the exact bus stop location to customers who are blind or have visual or cognitive disabilities. Tactile Signage encourages individuals who currently rely on paratransit services to use fixed-route transit, even for trips where fixed-route service may have been available and at greater service span, frequency, and lower cost to operate than paratransit service.

Current Activities

This project was approved by the RTA Board at the September 2023 meeting.

Funding Amounts by Source
Source Amount
Federal $1,357,600
Local $339,400

Last Updated 01.17.2024

+ - McHenry County McRide Dial-A-Ride Section 5310 / JARC / NF Operating McHenry County $3,000,000
  • Federal
  • Local
Programmed

Project Details

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Not Available

Description

The MCRide program provides countywide coordinated dial-a-ride service to seniors and individuals with disabilities operating seven days of the week, from 5:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. This is an existing Section 5310 operating project.

Current Activities

This project was approved by the RTA Board at the September 2023 meeting.

Funding Amounts by Source
Source Amount
Federal $1,500,000
Local $1,500,000

Last Updated 01.17.2024

+ New Clybourn Street Fixed Route Service Section 5310 / JARC / NF Operating Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) $4,359,686
  • Local
  • Federal
Programmed

Project Details

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Not Available

Description
This is a new fixed route service connecting the Chicago Red Line and Logan Square Blue Line stations. There are an estimated 400-600 businesses on the route that represent employment opportunities for low-income workers. A major attraction on this route is the Anixter Center that provides training and employment for persons with severely limited mobility.
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 $2,179,843
Federal $2,179,843

Last Updated 09.17.2014

+ - Little City Foundation Transportation Project Section 5310 / JARC / NF Operating Little City Foundation $1,200,000
  • Federal
  • Local
Programmed

Project Details

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Not Available

Description

This project provides transportation for seniors and individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, for the purpose of attending day programs, medical appointments, employment, shopping, and community integration activities. This is an existing Section 5310 operating funded project.

Current Activities

This project was approved by the RTA Board at the September 2023 meeting.

Funding Amounts by Source
Source Amount
Federal $620,000
Local $620,000

Last Updated 01.17.2024

+ - Kendall County Kendall Area Transit (Operating) Section 5310 / JARC / NF Operating Kendall County $1,400,000
  • Federal
  • Local
Programmed

Project Details

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Not Available

Description

Kendall Area Transit is a demand responsive dial-a-ride service that serves primarily senior citizens and persons with disabilities in the urban portions of Kendall County. The service is also open to general public. Service is provided Monday-Friday from 6:00 AM -7:00 PM except certain holidays. Operating portion of the award. This is an existing program.

Current Activities

This project was approved by the RTA Board at the September 2023 meeting.

Funding Amounts by Source
Source Amount
Federal $700,000
Local $700,000

Last Updated 01.17.2024

+ - Kendall County Kendall Area Transit (Mobility Management) Section 5310 / JARC / NF Mobility Management Kendall County $200,000
  • Federal
  • Local
Programmed

Project Details

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Not Available

Description

Kendall Area Transit is a demand responsive dial-a-ride service that serves primarily senior citizens and persons with disabilities in the urban portions of Kendall County. The service is also open to general public. Service is provided Monday-Friday from 6:00 AM -7:00 PM except certain holidays. The award includes the funding for Mobility Management.

Current Activities

This project was approved by the RTA Board at the September 2023 meeting.

Funding Amounts by Source
Source Amount
Federal $160,000
Local $40,000

Last Updated 01.17.2024

+ - Kendall County Kendall Area Transit (Capital) Section 5310 / JARC / NF Capital Kendall County $56,275
  • Federal
  • Local
Programmed

Project Details

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Not Available

Description

Kendall Area Transit will use capital funding to install cameras on the vehicles. The ridership is largely elderly and disabled, which is a vulnerable population. Introducing cameras on the vehicles will increase the safety and monitoring of KAT riders.

Current Activities

This project was approved by the RTA Board at the September 2023 meeting.

Funding Amounts by Source
Source Amount
Federal $45,020
Local $11,255

Last Updated 01.17.2024

+ - Pace Call-N-Ride Section 5310 / JARC / NF Operating - Mobility Management Pace Suburban Bus $946,611
  • Local
  • Federal
Programmed

Project Details

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Not Available

Description

These reservation based, curb-to-curb services that pick up general public riders within a specified geographic area of approximately 8 square miles and takes them anywhere within that same area. Three Call-n-Rides will operate in the communities of Park Forest (Rich Township), Tinley Park (Orland Township), and Huntley (Grafton Township). The services will allow reverse commuters to be transported to employment areas within the respective service areas as well as providing connections to Metra stations for the traditional commuter market.

Current Activities

The RTA Board approved this project at the November 2012 meeting. As the next step, Pace will submit an application to the Federal Transit Administration. Pace determined other locations were more suited for the service and plans to implement the project in 2014 according to the following schedule:

Tinley Park August Batavia October Burr Ridge December
Funding Amounts by Source
Source Amount
Local $459,783
Federal $486,828

Last Updated 11.08.2021

+ - Kane County Ride in Kane Phase 21 & 22 Section 5310 / JARC / NF Mobility Management Kane County $120,000
  • Federal
  • Local
Programmed

Project Details

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Not Available

Description

The Ride in Kane project coordinates dial-a-ride services in Kane County for older adults and persons with disabilities. The sponsors of this project include multiple private non-profit organizations and local units of government. The award includes funding to support a position to lead mobility management efforts for Ride in Kane. This is an existing Section 5310 funded project.

Current Activities

This project was approved by the RTA Board at the September 2023 meeting.

Funding Amounts by Source
Source Amount
Federal $96,000
Local $24,000

Last Updated 01.17.2024