The Community Planning program provides funding and planning assistance to applicants for planning projects that benefit the community and the regional transit system. Eligible projects include transit-oriented development plans, transit access improvement plans, corridor plans and planning implementation projects. The Community Planning program strives to not just plan for the future, but to provide assistance that achieves results.
Municipalities, counties, townships, councils of government / municipal associations, groups of two or more municipalities, and the RTA Service Boards (Chicago Transit Authority, Metra and Pace) located within the RTA's six-county service region (Cook, DuPage, Kane, Lake, McHenry and Will Counties) are eligible to apply to the Community Planning Program. A local funding match is not required for small scale Community Planning projects. Larger transit-focused Community Planning projects may require a local match. Individual "not to exceed" project budgets are set by the RTA during the project development process.
Please visit the RTAMS site to view the status of all previously approved RTA Community Planning studies, review completed reports, and search by various criteria.
The following RTA funded Plans were honored with American Planning Association (APA) Awards. Click on the icons below to view RTAMS Project Pages and links to the Plans:
Award Year: 2013 Award Year: 2011
Award Year: 2011 Award Year: 2010
Award Year: 2009 Award Year: 2004