The purpose of this study is to estimate the fare elasticity from the reduction in ADA Special Services Paratransit fare from the present levels (suburban Cook and DuPage $3.00, Lake, Kane, McHenry and Will $2.50, city of Chicago $2.25, and various downstate fares – see Appendix Table B3) to a free fare.
Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT), Metropolitan Transportation Support Initiative (METSI)
Assist McHenry County staff and consultant to investigate the non-automobile needs of McHenry County residents and workers. This entails the following:
1. Overcome existing mobility barriers.
2. Connect to the regional transit network.
3. Improve options for accessing jobs.
To work closely with and provide technical services to the RTA as needed. There are three tasks under the current contract:
1) Strategic Plan Assessment and Gap Analysis.
2) Paratransit Assessment.
3) Evaluation of RTAP.
To respond to the recommendations of the Northeastern Illinois Regional Transportation Task Force with respect to organizational changes in the regional transit system. To review mass transit funding issues following a Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) plan to seek $134.5 million in state revenue for Pace, Metra and the Chicago Transit Authority.