The RTA released a Call for Projects for the JARC/New Freedom and Community Planning funding programs in May, conducted three Open Houses, and received applications in August. The preliminary programs of projects are the result of extensive consultation with the CTA, Metra, Pace, CMAP, and IDOT. The public comment period runs from October 1 through October 26. To review the list of projects and comment via email, click on the following links:

Community Planning Preliminary Program of Projects

JARC/New Freedom Preliminary Program of Projects

Alternatively, you may comment by leaving a message on our phone comment line at 312-913-5516. Following the public comment period, the RTA will make any necessary adjustments and finalize the programs. It is anticipated that most of the projects will begin early next year.

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