Planning Programs and Projects

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Year Project Title Program Project Type Project Partner Budget Funding Source(s) Status
+ - Ray Graham Comprehensive Transportation Program Section 5310 / JARC / NF Operating Ray Graham Association $858,334
  • Federal
  • Local
Programmed

Project Details

Related Reports

Not Available

Description

Individuals with disabilities are transported from their homes to Community Learning Centers and a variety of other activities including grocery shopping, medical appointments, volunteer opportunities and recreational activities. Service is available 24 hours per day, 7 days per week. This award funds operating. 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 $429,167
Local $429,167

Last Updated 01.17.2024

+ - Ray Graham Comprehensive Transportation Program (Mobility Management) Section 5310 / JARC / NF Mobility Management Ray Graham Association $43,252
  • Federal
  • Local
Programmed

Project Details

Related Reports

Not Available

Description

Mobility Management portion of the Ray Graham Transportation program. Individuals with disabilities are transported from their homes to Community Learning Centers and a variety of other activities including grocery shopping, medical appointments, volunteer opportunities and recreational activities. Service is available 24 hours per day, 7 days per week. 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 $34,602
Local $8,650

Last Updated 01.17.2024

+ Richton Park TOD Plan Update Community Planning TOD Plan Update Richton Park $130,000
  • RTA
  • Local
Completed

Project Details

Related Reports
Description

The RTA assisted the Village of Richton Park to update to the Village’s 2004 transit-oriented development plan (TOD), encompassing the 1/2 mile area surrounding the Richton Park Metra station. The goals for the project were to update, consolidate, and refresh the 2004 plan with new recommendations, imagery, and graphics. The plan included a modernized strategy to offer more housing options and create a new public open space near the Metra station. The updated plan focuses on ways to retain existing character, celebrate the Village’s history, and create an appealing Town Center for the community.

Current Activities

Work on the project began in March 2023 with meetings among the project team and the project’s Steering Committee. Work on the project continued throughout 2023 with community engagement, existing conditions analysis, and development of draft recommendations. The project team prepared a draft plan for Village staff, Steering Committee, and Planning and Zoning Commission review and made revisions based on comments received. The plan was approved by the Village Board of Trustees at their April 22, 2024 meeting. You can read the plan in the "Related Reports" section of this page.

Funding Amounts by Source
Source Amount
RTA $118,000
Local $12,000

Last Updated 04.30.2024

+ Sauk Trail and Torrence Ave Corridor Study Community Planning Corridor Planning Sauk Village $180,000
  • RTA
  • Local
In Progress

Project Details

Related Reports

Not Available

Description

The RTA is assisting the Village of Sauk Village to prepare a corridor study focused on segments of Sauk Trail (from Cottage Grove to Torrence Avenue) and Torrence Avenue (from Sauk Trail to US 30). The goals of the study include developing strategies to: improve pedestrian and bicycle infrastructure and access to transit services, attract investment and development, and reduce motor vehicle speeding and crashes.

Current Activities

This project kicked off in January 2024 with data collection, development of an existing conditions analysis, and the first meeting with the project Steering Committee. The project team is currently preparing for upcoming community engagement activities to gather feedback from residents and stakeholders. 

Funding Amounts by Source
Source Amount
RTA $171,750
Local $8,250

Last Updated 04.29.2024

+ Sauk Village Pace Route Access Improvements Access to Transit Program Pedestrian Access to Transit Sauk Village $50,000
  • RTA
In Progress

Project Details

Related Reports

Not Available

Description

This project will fund Phase I engineering necessary for sidewalk, crosswalk, and other intersection improvements along Sauk Trail and Torrence Avenue. Future improvements will fill sidewalk gaps and make ADA and safety related improvements at key intersections along Pace Bus Route 358.

Current Activities

Phase I Engineering consultant has been selected and work is underway.

Funding Amounts by Source
Source Amount
RTA $50,000

Last Updated 11.19.2023

+ University Park Metra Station Access Improvements Access to Transit Program Pedestrian Access to Transit University Park $50,000
  • RTA
Completed

Project Details

Related Reports

Not Available

Description

This project will fund Phase I engineering needed for a side path that will connect the University Park Metra Station to the I-57 Industrial Corridor. This project will complete a multimodal connection between transit and a growing employment center, making it easier and more safe for workers to access jobs via transit.

Current Activities

Project is complete

Funding Amounts by Source
Source Amount
RTA $50,000

Last Updated 11.19.2023

+ - Will County Will Ride Transportation Services Section 5310 / JARC / NF Mobility Management Will County $150,000
  • Federal
Programmed

Project Details

Related Reports

Not Available

Description

This program provides transportation and mobility management services for persons with disabilities and older adults residing in eastern Will County townships. The award funds the County’s Mobility Manager position. This is an existing Section 5310 project.

Current Activities

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

Funding Amounts by Source
Source Amount
Federal $120,000

Last Updated 01.17.2024

+ Berwyn TOD Zoning Code Update Community Planning TOD Zoning Berwyn $25,000
  • RTA
In Progress

Project Details

Description

The RTA is assisting the City of Berwyn to make transit-supportive amendments to the zoning regulations along the Harlem Avenue corridor from Roosevelt Road to Pershing Road. The result will include code revisions that foster a pedestrian-friendly development style along the corridor, preparing it for future Pace Pulse service. Revising the code along Harlem Avenue is a recommendation for the City in the Central Harlem Avenue Corridor Study.

Current Activities

Work on this project began in 2023 with stakeholder interviews and an elected/appointed officials roundtable discussion in June with the Berwyn Committee of the Whole. The project team has completed community engagement activities and is developing draft recommendations for City staff review.

Funding Amounts by Source
Source Amount
RTA $25,000

Last Updated 04.29.2024

+ Brookfield Developer Discussion Panel - Congress Park Station Community Planning Developer Panel Brookfield $3,500
  • RTA
Completed

Project Details

Description

The RTA partnered with the Urban Land Institute (ULI) to convene a half-day discussion panel of development experts to provide guidance and advice to Village staff. The panel discussed the development climate and potential strategies to prepare for, and attract development to, Village-owned parcels near the Congress Park Metra station.

Current Activities

RTA, ULI, and Village of Brookfield staff facilitated the developer panel discussion on Thursday, December 16, 2021. Four developer panelists were in attendance. The report of recommendations was published in March 2022 and is available under "Related Reports." 

Funding Amounts by Source
Source Amount
RTA $3,500

Last Updated 05.22.2023

+ Kimball Station Area Curbside Management and Mobility Study Community Planning Pedestrian Access to Transit - Mobility Management Chicago $200,000
  • RTA
  • Local
In Progress

Project Details

Related Reports

Not Available

Description

The RTA is providing technical assistance to Chicago's Department of Planning and Development (DPD) and the Albany Park community to pinpoint new and expanded pedestrian and shared space amenities along Kimball and Lawrence Avenues as well as introduce new micro-mobility infrastructure and device parking to advance first and last mile connectivity near the Kimball Brown Line station. New public amenities recommended in the plan could include specific locations for sheltered seating for transit passengers and customers of street merchants, e-scooter and e-bike designated parking areas, wall murals along the exterior of the Kimball CTA station, a plaza area near the Kimball station, and dedicated bus priority zones for transfer stops of CTA bus routes 81 and 82. The RTA and DPD will work alongside the North River Commission, the CTA and others in Albany Park to finalize short-term, tactical recommendations.

Current Activities

Work on the project began in February 2023 with data collection and analysis, focus group meetings and community engagement activities. The project team has created preliminary concept designs for the planning area. A set of preliminary concepts were developed in the fall and were presented to the public for feedback in late winter and early spring 2024. The team is now drafting a full set of plans and recommendations for consideration and additional feedback. More project information and opportunities to engage can be found on the project website kimballcurb.org.

Funding Amounts by Source
Source Amount
RTA $90,000
Local $110,000

Last Updated 04.29.2024