RTA Access to Transit Program Awarded Funding to Improve Bike and Pedestrian Connections to Transit
November 5, 2019
The RTA Access to Transit program has received funding from the Federal Transit Administration through the Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality (CMAQ) program for seven projects that will improve bike and pedestrian access to the regional transit system. A total of $4.03 million — consisting of roughly $3.2 million in federal funds, $248,000 in local funds and $558,000 in RTA funds — will be invested in sidewalks, crosswalks, bus shelters, signage, covered bike parking, and other capital improvements at transit stations and along bus routes.
Mount Prospect participated in the Access to Transit program in 2016. Improvements included new shelters and pads to accommodate 60 new covered bicycle parking spaces. This project leveraged RTA funds to secure more than $130,000 in federal CMAQ funding.
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