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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 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.

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Funding Amounts by Source

Source Amount
RTA
$47,000
Last Updated 08.26.2020
+ 2020 Midlothian Metra Station Access Improvements - Part II Access to Transit Program Midlothian $691,000
  • RTA
  • Local
  • Federal
In Progress

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Description

This project will construct pedestrian access improvements for southern access to the Midlothian Metra station. Improvements include installing a high capacity sidewalk along the northwest side of the Rock Island District (RID) right-of-way, between 147th Street and Pulaski Road that will link pedestrians throughout the Village to the existing commuter station. The existing pedestrian bridge over Midlothian Creek will also be made accessible with the construction of an ADA ramp. At Pulaski a new pedestrian crosswalk and pedestrian signals will be installed to link the new sidewalk with residential areas west of Pulaski. Additional supporting items include some striping, lighting and fencing.

Current Activities

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

Funding Amounts by Source

Source Amount
RTA
$69,100
Local
$69,100
Federal
$552,800
Last Updated 08.14.2020
+ 2020 Niles Pace Bus Route Access Improvements Access to Transit Program Midlothian $795,721
  • RTA
  • Local
  • Federal
Programmed

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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

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

Funding Amounts by Source

Source Amount
RTA
$79,572
Local
$79,572
Federal
$636,577
Last Updated 08.14.2020
+ 2020 North Chicago Pace Bus Route Access Improvements Access to Transit Program North Chicago $517,694
  • RTA
  • Federal
Programmed

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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

An intergovernmental agreement is being drafted between the RTA and North Chicago. North Chicago is identifying additional funding sources to cover unexpected project cost increases.

Funding Amounts by Source

Source Amount
RTA
$103,539
Federal
$414,155
Last Updated 08.14.2020
+ 2020 Park Forest Pace Bus Route and Metra Station Access Improvements Access to Transit Program Park Forest $232,802
  • RTA
  • Federal
In Progress

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Description

This project will install 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

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

Funding Amounts by Source

Source Amount
RTA
$46,560
Federal
$186,242
Last Updated 08.14.2020
+ 2020 Sauk Village Pace Bus Route Access Improvements Access to Transit Program Sauk Village $50,000
  • RTA
Programmed

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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

Funding Amounts by Source

Source Amount
RTA
$50,000
Last Updated 08.18.2020