TMA OVERVIEW

The TMA of Lake Cook has been actively involved in Cook and Lake Counties since 1989 to help improve employees commute by working with businesses, communities, transportation agencies and elected officials. Some of our activities and success stories include:

Shuttle Bug Service
The TMA works collaboratively with Pace Bus and Metra Commuter Rail in the operation of the successful Shuttle Bug service. Shuttle Bug provides last mile connections accessing to six Metra stations and one CTA station, and more than 30 area employers on 13 Pace routes and 1000 daily trips. 

Construction Updates
The TMA provides timely updates on local and regional highway construction projects impacting traffic, hosts an annual Highway Construction Meeting and works with agencies such as the Illinois Department of Transportation, Illinois Tollway, and Cook and Lake Counties. In 2016, the TMA detailed 55 major construction projects.

Highway Improvements
Over the years the TMA has worked actively with communities, elected officials, businesses and other groups to improve our highways, reduce congestion and improve travel safety. We actively worked with the Illinois Tollway Authority to help remove the gridlocked Deerfield Toll Plaza, improve the I-94/294 interchange and provide additional access ramps at Lake Cook Road. We also helped leverage funding and support for Tollway’s 94/294 expansion project, widening of the Route 60 Tollway bridge, helped leverage grade separation improvements on Lake Cook Road, Route 22 and other projects. We actively support the Route 53 /120 Extension in Lake County  and the improvements for Lake Cook Road and Deerfield Roads.

Collaborative Efforts
The TMA has strategically aligned with regional and local groups for better planning and increased transportation funding including the RTA’s Regional Transit Strategic Plan, Lake County Transportation Alliance, Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning On To 2050 Comprehensive Plan, Transportation for Illinois Coalition, Northwest Municipal Conference and others.

Environmental Initiatives
The TMA supports environmental initiatives and is on the Steering Committee for the Illinois Partners for Clean Air to help leverage business support for environmentally friendly programs and actively supports transit use to help improve our air quality.

 

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