IDOT Awardees

CHICAGO - Four transit providers in Morton Grove, Chicago and Skokie were awarded more than $450,000 to expand access to transportation services, thanks to efforts from State Senator Ram Villivalam.

“Investing in transportation services not only benefits our communities, but provides opportunities for residents,” said Villivalam (D-Chicago). “We are continuing to make progress in our transportation efforts to ensure seniors and individuals with disabilities have access to safe and reliable transportation.”

Maine Niles Association of Special Recreation located in Morton Grove is set to receive $120,000 to purchase one vehicle. In Chicago, the Council for Jewish Elderly and the Misericordia Home will each receive one vehicle, totaling over $190,000. The Orchard Village in Skokie is set to receive one vehicle totaling $140,000.

These grants were awarded through the Consolidated Vehicle Procurement Program, which is administered by the Illinois Department of Transportation. This program awarded over 500 paratransit vehicles, totaling over $57.1 million, to 113 transit providers. These vehicles serve seniors and individuals with disabilities, are delivered to both public transportation providers and nonprofit organizations.

A full list of awardees can be found here.