Planning Programs and Projects

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Year Project Title Program Project Type Project Partner Budget Funding Source(s) Status
+ - Kane County Ride in Kane Phase 21 & 22 Section 5310 / JARC / NF Mobility Management Kane County $120,000
  • Federal
  • Local
Programmed

Project Details

Related Reports

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

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

Project Details

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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

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

Project Details

Related Reports

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 (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

+ - 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

+ - 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

+ - Metra ADA Signage Section 5310 / JARC / NF Capital Metra $2,500,000
  • Federal
  • Local
Programmed

Project Details

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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

+ Northbrook Pace Route and Metra Station Access Improvements Access to Transit Program Pedestrian Access to Transit Northbrook $200,863
  • RTA
  • Local
  • Federal
In Progress

Project Details

Description

This project will install new shared lane markings (AKA sharrows), allowing the Village to implement low-cost recommendations from its Master Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan. The project also includes installation of covered bike parking and wayfinding at the Northbrook Metra station.

Current Activities

Construction is underway. Bike shelter, striping, and partial signage has been installed. Wayfinding signage is all that remains until project is complete.

Funding Amounts by Source
Source Amount
RTA $20,086
Local $20,086
Federal $160,691

Last Updated 01.09.2024

+ Pace Far South Halsted Street Corridor Study Community Planning Corridor Planning Pace Suburban Bus $290,000
  • RTA
  • Local
In Progress

Project Details

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Not Available

Description

The RTA is assisting Pace to prepare a corridor study examining South Halsted St. between the Pace/Metra Harvey Transportation Center and the Pace Chicago Heights Terminal. Goals of the study are to increase transportation resilience, encourage transit-oriented development (TOD), and improve pedestrian accessibility, sidewalks, crosswalks, access to developments, and connectivity. The study will include coordination with Harvey, South Holland, East Hazel Crest, Homewood, Glenwood, and Chicago Heights.  The study will also offer strategies to prepare the corridor for Pace Pulse service and will identify future high frequency service station locations.

Current Activities

This project kicked off in late November 2023. The project team is currently developing an existing conditions analysis and finalizing a community engagement strategy for the project. The project's first Steering Committee meeting will be held in February 2024.

Funding Amounts by Source
Source Amount
RTA $235,000
Local $55,000

Last Updated 02.12.2024

+ - Pace Mobility as a Service (MaaS) App Section 5310 / JARC / NF Capital Pace Suburban Bus $2,997,500
  • Federal
  • Local
Programmed

Project Details

Related Reports

Not Available

Description

The Mobility as a Service (MaaS) app is a two-year pilot project designed to support customer access to one click real-time trip planning throughout Pace's six-county service area for Pace's Fixed Route, On-Demand and Paratransit family of services. Pace partnered with "Transit App "a readily available transit information app to launch a two-year MaaS Pilot project. This award will fund the dial-a-ride and paratransit elements of the project, which primarily serve seniors and people with disabilities.

Current Activities

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

Funding Amounts by Source
Source Amount
Federal $2,398,000
Local $599,500

Last Updated 01.17.2024