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Year Project Title Program Project Type Project Partner Budget Funding Source(s) Status
+ 2020 Aurora Transportation Center Access Improvements Access to Transit Program Aurora $995,283
  • RTA
  • Local
  • Federal
In Progress

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Description

This project will create various pedestrian and access improvements to and around the Aurora Transportation Center including entrance modifications at the intersection of Spring Street and the creation of a Kiss and Ride area for passenger drop off. Other improvements include the installation of real time message boards on the platform to indicate train departure/arrival time and track location, installation of bike shelters on the east side of the Metra tracks and at the existing bike racks located along the west side of the platform, and installation of decorative monument signs at the Spring Street and Broadway Avenue entrances. Finally, four commuter transit shelters with heaters will be installed on the platforms and bike lanes along Spring Street, running east and west will be installed to improve access for people using bicycles to access the station.

Current Activities

An intergovernmental agreement has been put in place between RTA and Aurora. Aurora will be moving forward on Phase II engineering.

Funding Amounts by Source

Source Amount
RTA
$99,528
Local
$99,528
Federal
$796,227
Last Updated 08.14.2020
+ 2020 Berkely Access to Bus Route Improvements Access to Transit Program Berkeley $50,000
  • RTA
Programmed

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Description

This project funds Phase I engineering necessary for future sidewalk network improvements that will provide access from residential neighborhoods south of St. Charles Road to Pace Bus Route 313. Engineering will be completed for sidewalk gaps along Lee Boulevard, Morris Avenue, Rohde Avenue, Spencer Avenue, and Jerele Boulevard.

Current Activities

Funding Amounts by Source

Source Amount
RTA
$50,000
Last Updated 08.18.2020
+ 2020 Blue Island Metra Station Access Improvements Access to Transit Program Blue Island $469,000
  • RTA
  • Federal
In Progress

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Description

This project will construct access improvements along Irving Avenue adjacent to the Vermont Street Metra station to improve the safety for people walking and biking to the station. Irving Avenue will be reconfigured and reconstructed between New Street and Vermont Street for one-way northbound traffic, including the construction of a sidewalk to provide pedestrian connections and parkway beautification elements. New on-street bike lanes along Irving Avenue will included to connect to the Cal Sag Regional Trail.

Current Activities

An intergovernmental agreement has been put in place between RTA and Blue Island. Blue Island will be moving forward on Phase II engineering.

Funding Amounts by Source

Source Amount
RTA
$93,800
Federal
$375,200
Last Updated 08.14.2020
+ 2020 Calumet Park Ashland Metra Station Access Improvements Access to Transit Program Calumet Park $329,291
  • RTA
  • Federal
In Progress

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Description

This project will include the construction of approximately 2,050 linear feet of new and improved sidewalks, two new pedestrian crosswalks, and a covered bike shelter at the Ashland Metra Station.

Current Activities

An intergovernmental agreement has been signed between the RTA and Calumet Park. Calumet Park will be moving forward on Phase II engineering.

Funding Amounts by Source

Source Amount
RTA
$65,858
Federal
$263,433
Last Updated 08.14.2020
+ 2020 Calumet Park TOD Developer Discussion Panel Community Planning Developer Panel Calumet Park $3,500
  • RTA
Programmed

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Description

The RTA will convene a Developer Discussion Panel to assist the Village's efforts to attract transit- oriented development (TOD) at a vacant ~6-acre site located directly adjacent to the Metra Electric Ashland Avenue station. The Village would like to benefit from developer expertise on how to attract and consider development proposals that optimize the neighboring transit asset and align with local and regional goals.

Current Activities

Project development activities continue into the fall of 2020 and the half-day workshop anticipated to take place during the winter of 2021. 

Funding Amounts by Source

Source Amount
RTA
$3,500
Last Updated 11.13.2020
+ 2020 Chicago High Priority Commercial Corridors Plan Community Planning Corridor Planning Chicago $120,000
  • RTA
  • Local
Programmed

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Description

The RTA will assist the City with a city-led initiative to provide transformative changes along neglected commercial corridors within select south and west community areas. Work along the high-priority corridors would include identifying ways for focusing resources and priorities to the benefit of the communities.

Current Activities

Project development activities continue into the fall of 2020 with a focus on the 79th Street corridor in Auburn Gresham.

Funding Amounts by Source

Source Amount
RTA
$114,000
Local
$6,000
Last Updated 11.13.2020
+ 2020 DuPage County Mobility Plan Community Planning Transit Improvement Plan DuPage County $100,000
  • RTA
  • Local
Programmed

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Description

The RTA will assist the DuPage County Department of Transportation to develop its first county-wide mobility plan. The plan will be multi-modal in nature, analyze current gaps in the transportation network, respond to the changing transportation market and address the needs of employers in the County to attract quality labor at all employment levels.

Current Activities

Project development activities will continue through the summer of 2020. Planning process should begin in fall of 2020.

Funding Amounts by Source

Source Amount
RTA
$80,000
Local
$20,000
Last Updated 08.14.2020
+ 2020 Elburn TOD Plan Community Planning Transit-Oriented Development Plan Elburn $125,000
  • RTA
  • Local
Programmed

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Description

The RTA will assist the Village with developing a TOD plan for the areas near the Elburn Metra station and downtown Elburn. Plan objectives include identifying ways to unify the downtown business district with TOD development south of the station into a connected and vibrant area that serves the entire town, is an area shopping and dining destination, and incorporates the Metra station as a focal point.

Current Activities

Project development activities will continue through the summer of 2020. Planning process should begin in fall of 2020.

Funding Amounts by Source

Source Amount
RTA
$106,250
Local
$18,750
Last Updated 08.14.2020
+ 2020 Hanover Park TOD Zoning Code Update Community Planning TOD Zoning Hanover Park $35,000
  • RTA
Programmed

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Description

The RTA will assist the Village with updating the zoning code for its Village Center TOD area in an effort to enable the type of development envisioned in its TOD Plan. Zoning revisions will address parking requirements, number of dwelling units per acre, allowable land uses and the development review process.

Current Activities

Project development activities will continue through the summer of 2020. Planning process should begin in September of 2020.

Funding Amounts by Source

Source Amount
RTA
$35,000
Last Updated 08.14.2020
+ 2020 Harvard Bus Stop Access Improvements Access to Transit Program Harvard $47,000
  • RTA
Programmed

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Description

This project will complete Phase I engineering necessary for future pedestrian access improvements along US Rte. 14, IL Route. 173, Marengo Road, and Ayer Street. Engineering will be completed for new sidewalks, ADA improvements, crosswalks, and a Pace Bus shelter. These improvements will also better connect residents to the Harvard Metra Station and the Pace Bus Route 808.

Current Activities

Funding Amounts by Source

Source Amount
RTA
$47,000
Last Updated 08.26.2020