Planning Programs and Projects

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Year Project Title Program Project Type Project Partner Budget Funding Source(s) Status
+ Niles Pace Route Access Improvements Access to Transit Program Pedestrian Access to Transit Niles $795,721
  • RTA
  • Local
  • Federal
In Progress

Project Details

Related Reports

Not Available

Description

This project will construct sidewalk infill along Golf Road and Milwaukee Avenue in Niles, near the Golf Mill Shopping center, a major transfer center for Pace. Both Golf Road and Milwaukee Avenue are principal arterials currently without complete sidewalks and the new sidewalk will vary in width between 5 and 7 feet. The section of Golf Road will complete sidewalks from Milwaukee Avenue going east and will comprise nearly 4,000 linear feet in new sidewalk. The Milwaukee Avenue sidewalk improvements will be from Golf Road going southwest and will comprise nearly 2,400 feet of sidewalk infill. A new crosswalk with pedestrian signal and push button will be also installed across Milwaukee Avenue at the Golf Mill main entrance.

Current Activities

IDOT has approved the engineering agreements and scheduled a letting in January 2024.

Funding Amounts by Source
Source Amount
RTA $79,572
Local $79,572
Federal $636,577

Last Updated 01.09.2024

+ North Chicago Pace Route Access Improvements Access to Transit Program Pedestrian Access to Transit North Chicago $517,694
  • RTA
  • Federal
In Progress

Project Details

Related Reports

Not Available

Description

This project will create pedestrian access improvements to Pace bus stops located at Route 137 and Lewis Avenue in North Chicago, at the Lovell Federal Healthcare Center. The project includes new crosswalks, the removal of curbed signal islands and repaving where the curbed islands stand, installation of ADA compliant curbing and sidewalks, a section of retaining wall, a new bus shelter and pad, advanced prismatic pavement markings and signage, and signal modifications to include advanced audible countdown pedestrian heads at all legs of the intersection.

Current Activities

The City is preparing to re-advertise for the QBS process.

Funding Amounts by Source
Source Amount
RTA $103,539
Federal $414,155

Last Updated 03.29.2024

+ Park Forest Pace Bus Route and Metra Station Access Improvements Access to Transit Program Pedestrian Access to Transit Park Forest $232,802
  • RTA
  • Federal
Completed

Project Details

Related Reports

Not Available

Description

This project included the installation of a five foot wide sidewalk along the south side of US30 / Lincoln Highway in the Village of Park Forest from Orchard Drive east to the Village limits at Rockwell Street, and then south along an undeveloped right-of-way to connect to an existing sidewalk in a residential neighborhood on Farragut Street. This is a segment of 2,425 linear feet and is the final segment of a greater project to build needed sidewalk connections along US30 from the eastern Village limits to the 211th Street Metra station.

Current Activities

This project was completed in the summer of 2021.

Funding Amounts by Source
Source Amount
RTA $46,560
Federal $186,242

Last Updated 11.19.2023

+ - Phase VIII Regional Call Center '20-'21 Section 5310 / JARC / NF Mobility Management Pace Suburban Bus $3,105,494
  • Federal
  • Local
Programmed

Project Details

Related Reports

Not Available

Description

Phase VIII of Pace's Regional Call Center takes reservations for dial a ride and demand response services to seniors and individuals with disabilities.  The Call Center provides comprehensive mobility management services that improve the coordination and operation of transportation services and supports county-led coordination services funded by Section 5310

Current Activities

The RTA Board approved funding for this project on August 19, 2021.  This project has not started. 

Funding Amounts by Source
Source Amount
Federal $2,484,395
Local $621,099

Last Updated 11.19.2023

+ - RGA - Transp. Collaborative for Individuals with Development Disabilities Section 5310 / JARC / NF Mobility Management Ray Graham Association $298,400
  • Federal
  • Local
Programmed

Project Details

Related Reports

Not Available

Description

This project proposes a planning study to determine if there are efficiencies to be achieved by consolidating or coordinating service delivery and support services associated with the transportation programs of eight human service agencies (Ray Graham, Little City, CTF Illinois, Clearbrook, New Star Services, Park Lawn Services, Sertoma Center and Blue Cap). This is a new project proposal and is directly derived from the HSTP goals.

Current Activities

The RTA Board approved funding for this project on August 19, 2021.  This project has not started. 

Funding Amounts by Source
Source Amount
Federal $238,720
Local $59,680

Last Updated 09.24.2021

+ - RGA Comprehensive Transportation Program '20-'21 Section 5310 / JARC / NF Operating Ray Graham Association $1,504,000
  • 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.

Current Activities

The RTA Board approved funding for this project on August 19, 2021.  This project has not started. 

Funding Amounts by Source
Source Amount
Federal $752,000
Local $752,000

Last Updated 09.24.2021

+ - Ride in Kane Phase 19 & 20 Section 5310 / JARC / NF Operating Kane County $5,000,000
  • Federal
  • Local
Programmed

Project Details

Related Reports

Not Available

Description

The Ride in Kane project coordinates dial-a-ride services in Kane County into a centralized system that optimizes transportation resources 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 1.5 positions at the County to lead mobility management efforts for Ride in Kane.

Current Activities

The RTA Board approved funding for this project on August 19, 2021.  This project continues drawing down funds.

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

Last Updated 11.28.2023

+ University Park TOD Plan Update Community Planning TOD Plan Update University Park $139,919
  • RTA
  • Local
  • Federal
Completed

Project Details

Related Reports
Description

The RTA assisted the Village of University Park to update its TOD plan that was completed in 2002 for the University Park Metra station. The revised study included an analysis of surrounding land uses and zoning codes, local road safety improvements and a last mile mobility strategy.

Current Activities

The University Park TOD Plan was completed and adopted by the Village Board in February 2023. The final report can be found under Related Reports.

The Village of University Park was awarded a follow up Community Planning project to build on the TOD Plan Update. The RTA is working with the Village on the University Park Special Financing District Study to evaluate funding mechanisms for the TOD site in University Park.

Funding Amounts by Source
Source Amount
RTA $25,484
Local $2,500
Federal $111,935

Last Updated 02.13.2024

+ - Will County Will Ride Transportation Services_'20'21 Section 5310 / JARC / NF Operating Will County $800,000
  • Federal
  • Local
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 includes funding to support the County’s Mobility Manager position. 

Current Activities

The RTA Board approved funding for this project on August 19, 2021.  This project continues drawing down funds.  

Funding Amounts by Source
Source Amount
Federal $192,000
Local $48,000

Last Updated 11.28.2023

+ Cary Downtown Strategic Plan Community Planning Transit-Oriented Development Plan Cary $107,246
  • Local
  • Federal
Completed

Project Details

Description

This RTA assisted the Village of Cary in the creation of the Downtown Cary Strategic Plan, a transit-oriented development plan for the area generally located within a half mile of the Cary Metra station. Particular attention was given to properties located within the first quarter mile of the station and the plan details a vision for downtown with a focus on future land use and infrastructure improvements that will help to strengthen the inner core of the community and encourage private reinvestment near the station.

Current Activities

The Downtown Cary Strategic Plan was adopted by the Cary Village Board on June 15, 2021. The RTA will monitor for initial plan implementation. 

Funding Amounts by Source
Source Amount
Local $21,449
Federal $85,797

Last Updated 07.21.2021