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.
Metropolitan Transportation Support Initiative (METSI), Regional Transportation Authority
The research team collaborated with the Lake County Coordinated Transportation Committee to conduct a transit needs assessment of elderly and disabled residents and inventory of existing services in order to identify gaps in service and opportunities for coordination.
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.
This report represents a snapshot of the impact of the intended coordinated Human Services Transportation planning throughout Illinois to date, and discusses promising practices, enduring issues and challenges, and provides recommendations for potential enhancements.
IDOT/METSI and Center for Urban Transportation Research (CUTR)
This study focuses on creating a hypothetical public transportation option to reaching a leisure destination in a large metro area to highlight the adequacy of the existing transit network in catering to the needs of disadvantaged population groups.
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.