Section 5310

Enhanced Mobility of Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities Program

The Enhanced Mobility of Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities Program (Section 5310) aims to improve mobility for seniors and individuals with disabilities by removing barriers to transportation service and expanding transportation mobility options. This program supports transportation services planned, designed, and carried out to meet the special transportation needs of seniors and individuals with disabilities. The RTA and Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) are co-designated recipients of Section 5310 funding for Northeastern Illinois.

FY2016 & FY2017 Proposed Section 5310 Program of Projects - Released for Public Comment

The following projects are proposed for approval for FY2016 & FY2017 Federal Section 5310 funding in accordance with the northeast Illinois HSTP. Twelve projects totaling $8,534,975 in federal funding are proposed. Public comments on these projects may be submitted from July 1, 2017 through July 31, 2017 at the following email address: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. This recommended Program of Projects will be presented to the RTA Board for consideration on August 24, 2017. For more information on a particular project, click on the applicant name in the chart below to view the project application.

APPLICANT NAMEPROJECT TITLEPROJECT DESCRIPTIONESTIMATED PROJECT BUDGETFEDERAL SHARE
Association for Individual Development Ride in Kane (RIK) Phase 15 & 16 The Ride in Kane project coordinates paratransit 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. Currently there are 20 private, non-profit organizations and local units of government participating in the program. This is an existing Section 5310 funded project. $1,964,883 $1,572,907
City of Naperville Ride DuPage to Work This project continues to operate as part of the Ride DuPage program. Older adults are afforded increased employment opportunities by providing them with transportation to jobs outside of their own town and at times that may extend beyond traditional work hours. Seven local governments sponsor the service. This is an existing Section 5310 funded project. $1,671,384 $835,692
DuPage County Transportation to Work The Transportation to Work Program is a demand responsive service under the existing Ride DuPage system designed to provide persons with disabilities with greater opportunities to obtain and maintain employment through affordable transportation. This is an existing Section 5310 funded project. $1,021,724 $510,862
Lake County Division of Transportation Ride Lake County Central Dial-a-Ride The service provides expanded dial-a-ride transportation in Lake County to persons with disabilities and older adults residing in central Lake County. Five municipalities and Lake County sponsor the project. This is an existing Section 5310 funded project. $239,626 $119,813
Lake County Division of Transportation Ride Lake County West The service provides expanded dial-a-ride transportation in six townships primarily for persons with disabilities and older adults in the western portion of Lake County. The townships, in cooperation with the Lake County Coordinated Transportation Services Committee, and Lake County sponsor the project. This is an existing 5310 funded project. $642,500 $321,250
Little City Foundation Transportation to Work This project provides transportation for seniors and individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, who are enrolled with Little City, to places of employment, community activities, Special Olympics regional competitions, and medical appointments. This is an existing Section 5310 funded project. $920,000 $460,000
County of Kendall Kendall Area Transit This is a general public, demand responsive paratransit service that provides service predominately for senior citizens and persons with disabilities in the urban portions of Kendall County. This is an existing Section 5310 funded project. $600,000 $300,000
County of McHenry McRide McRide program provides coordinated dial-a-ride service to individuals with disabilities and individuals 60 years or older. Funding is recommended to fund this existing Section 5310 project. $1,680,000 $840,000
Ray Graham Association for People with Disabilities Ensuring Access to the Community for People with Disabilities Individuals with disabilities are transported from their homes to Community Learning Centers and to a variety of other activities including grocery shopping, medical appointments, volunteer opportunities and recreational activities. $2,717,340 $1,358,670
Will County Will Ride This program provides transportation and mobility management services for persons with disabilities and older adults residing in eastern Will County townships. The program is an outgrowth of the county’s coordinated paratransit plan funded through the RTA’s former sub-regional Planning program. $566,000 $283,000
Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) Tactile Signage at CTA Bus Stops This proposed project would install 10,712 tactile signs at all bus stop poles where CTA public information signs are currently posted to provide information about the exact bus stop location to customers who are blind or have visual or cognitive disabilities. CTA has a total 10,727 bus stops of which 10,712 have public information signs posted. $475,437 $380,350
Pace Suburban Bus Phase VI Regional Call Center Phase VI 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. $1,940,539 $1,552,431

Section 5310 Program Management Plan

HSTP Update

2007 HSTP

Sustainable Funding Study Final report 112116