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					     Kane County Transit
    Opportunity Assessment
        Urban Transportation Center
       University of Illinois at Chicago
          Joseph DiJohn, Research Professor,
Director, Metropolitan Transportation Support Initiative,
        with Don Costello, Research Assistant,
      and Beth D’Agostino, Research Assistant.

  In cooperation with the Regional Transportation
Authority, the Kane County Division of Transportation
      and the Kane County Council of Mayors.
                    August, 2000
                    Background

• Tasks
  – Review existing plans, conditions and transit service.
  – Assemble an advisory panel to review the information.
  – Develop a scope of work to identify transit
    opportunities.
  – Procure a consultant through the RFP process.
  – Investigate specific opportunities for transit markets in
    Kane County, particularly along growth corridors.
  – Recommend actions to support and/or make provision
    for transit in the future.
                   Literature Review
• Guidebook for transportation corridor studies: A process for
  effective decision making. NCHRP report. 1999

• Innovative suburb-to-suburb transit practices. TCRP. 1995.

• Transit focused development. TCRP. 1997

• The role of transit in developing livable metropolitan
  communities. TCRP report 22. 1997

• Designing urban corridors. APA. 1989

• Transportation management through partnerships. Urban
  land institute. 1990.
      Current Transportation System

•   Metra Commuter Rail Division
•   Pace Suburban Bus Division
•   CATS Ride Sharing
•   Community Transportation Programs
•   Bicycle and Pedestrian Systems
• Three commuter lines serving the county:

   – Milwaukee District West Line with stations at Elgin,
     National Street and Big Timber.

   – Union Pacific (UP) West Line with a station in Geneva.

   – Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) Line with a
     station in Aurora and an adjoining Route 59 station in
     DuPage County
                        Metra Weekday Ridership
               Aurora     Route 59      Big Timber      Elgin      Nat'l St.      Geneva

               4,500

               4,000

               3,500

               3,000
   Ridership




               2,500

               2,000

               1,500

               1,000

                 500

                   0
                        1983   1985   1987   1989    1991   1993   1995    1997   1999
Source: Metra
Pace Suburban Bus
                Pace Suburban Bus



• Fixed Route
• Van Pool
• Paratransit
                                                      Ridership
                                     Fox Valley         River
            2500000



            2000000
Ridership




            1500000



            1000000



             500000



                  0
                  1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999

                      Source: Pace
                             Pace Van Pool Ridership
                         Trips into Kane   Trips out of Kane   Trips within Kane   Total Trips Provided


               90,000

               80,000

               70,000

               60,000
   Ridership




               50,000

               40,000

               30,000

               20,000

               10,000

                   0
                        92



                                   93



                                            94



                                                       95



                                                                96



                                                                            97



                                                                                     98



                                                                                                99
                        19



                                 19



                                           19



                                                      19



                                                               19



                                                                           19



                                                                                   19



                                                                                               19
Source: Pace
   Other Transportation


• CATS rideshare
• Community programs
• Bicycle and pedestrian
 Kane County
Bicycle System
                   CATS 2020 Plan

• 2020 RTP Highway and Transit Projects
  –   I-88 Add Lanes
  –   I-90 Add Lanes
  –   Outer Circumferential Rail Corridor (EJ&E)
  –   UP West Line extension to Elburn


• Corridors for Further Study
  –   I-88 Corridor
  –   I-90 Corridor
  –   West Suburban Corridor
  –   Outer Belt Corridor
 CATS 2020
    Plan
Corridors for
Further Study
          Kane County 2020 Plan

• Transportation Alternatives

  – Transportation Control Measures

  – Bus Transit Alternatives

  – Rail Transit Alternatives
                  IDOT
       2001-2005 Proposed Highway
          Improvement Program
• Major Projects (cost)
   – Fox River Bridges, various locations, land acquisition
     ($11,011,000)
   – Sullivan Road: New Bridge over Fox River ($9,749,000)
   – ILL 25 at Dunham Rd/Stearns Rd: Intersection
     reconstruction ($7,725,000)
   – ILL 72 at ILL 68: Intersection reconstruction ($4,744,000)
   – ILL 64--7th Ave. to Dunham Rd: Widening and resurfacing
     ($2,678,000)
   – US 30 at Aurora Municipal Airport Entrance: Intersection
     Improvement ($2,112,000)
                    Metra Plans

•UP West Line Extension
  Proposed extension of UP West line seven miles west of
  the Geneva station to Elburn, including stations at La Fox
  and Elburn with a storage yard in Elburn.

•Access to work
  Market potential of employees living and working along
  Metra commuter rail lines.
                  Pace Plans

• Comprehensive Operating Plan (COP)
  – increased fixed-route service
  – park-n-ride expansion
  – transfer facility expansion
  – restricted use facilities
  – signal priority systems
Pace Plans: Welfare to Work
          Other Transportation Plans

•Northwest Corridor Feasibility Study
•Outer Circumferential Commuter Rail Feasibility Study
•West Suburban Corridor
•BNSF Line Extension Feasibility Study
•Northeastern Illinois Access to Transit Study
•DuPage County Comprehensive Transit Plan
•McHenry County Comprehensive Transit Plan
•Fox River Bridge Study
    Kane County Population Trends
                                         Population
600,000


500,000


400,000


300,000


200,000


100,000


     0
      1950          1960          1970                1980         1990   2020*


          *Projected population                         Source: NIPC
            Kane County Employment
                                     Employment
250,000


200,000


150,000


100,000


 50,000


     0
     1970                     1980                1990                  2020*


            *Projected employment                        Source: NIPC
                         Kane County VMT
                                           VMT
        16,000,000

        14,000,000

        12,000,000

        10,000,000
Miles




         8,000,000

         6,000,000

         4,000,000

         2,000,000

                0
                 1973     1980   1985   1990     1993   2007*   2015*    2020*

               *Projected VMT                             Source: CATS
                        Ridership in Millions




                         0
                        10
                        20
                        30
                        40
                        50
                        60
                        70
                        80
                        90
              19
                   73
              19
                   75
              19




Source: RTA
                   77
              19
                   79
              19
                   81
              19
                   83
              19
                   85
              19
                   87
              19
                   89
              19
                   91
              19
                   93
              19
                   95
              19
                   97
              19
                   99
                                                Pace and Metra Ridership Trends




                              Pace
                              Metra
                      Metra Ridership Projections
              Note: Figures based on daily ridership with Kane 2020 extensions.

                                                 Kane County
            8000

            7000

            6000
Ridership




            5000

            4000

            3000

            2000

            1000

               0
               1990                       1995                 2010*                   2020*

                       *Projected Ridership                            Source: Metra
                      Metra Ridership Projections
              Note: Figures based on daily ridership with Kane 2020 extensions.

                                   Milw. West     Union Pacific           BNSF
            4500

            4000

            3500

            3000
Ridership




            2500

            2000

            1500

            1000

             500

               0
               1990                       1995                    2010*                   2020*

                       *Projected Ridership                               Source: Metra
      Areas for Potential Analysis

•   Fox Valley Corridor (ILL 31 & 25)
•   Randall Road Corridor
•   Route 47 Corridor
•   Metra UP West Line Extension
•   Northwest Corridor (I-90)
•   East-West Corridor (I-88)
•   Intra-county service

				
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