U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Transit Administration, Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS)
The purpose in creating such a database is to facilitate the coordination of services, to identify potential funding sources for local transportation projects, and to provide information about the transportation services provided by state agencies involved in transportation funding. State agencies such as IDOT, IDHS, and the Department on Aging are providing data for the project.
Bogota has an extensive bus rapid transit system (BRT) called TransMilenio, which serves many areas of the city on exclusive bus-only lanes. The system is composed of over 1,000 articulated buses operating on eight different routes.
Center for Urban Transportation Research (CUTR), National University Rail Center (NURail), CN Railway
The project focuses on the largest and oldest rail systems in the nation, which also have the greatest national share of the backlog of unfunded transit capital needs. These systems have been encouraged by the Federal Transit Administration to utilize value capture financing to address those needs. Through a process of preliminary interviews with staff at many old rail transit agencies the list of suitable cities with experience in coordinating value capture was narrowed down to San Francisco, Washington DC, and New York City. In addition to these three cities, Chicago was chosen to be a comparative example of where there is great potential for value capture to be used more extensively.