Lake County, IL
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File #: 21-1305    Version: 1 Name: Paratransit Resolution Directing Staff on Intergovernmental Agreement
Type: resolution Status: Passed
File created: 8/26/2021 In control: Public Works, Planning & Transportation Committee
On agenda: Final action: 9/14/2021
Title: Resolution providing policy direction and the authority to negotiate an intergovernmental agreement with Pace Suburban Bus that would establish a borderless countywide paratransit service known as Ride Lake County.
Attachments: 1. 21-1305 Paratransit - LCCTSC Letter Draft, 2. 21-1305 Paratransit - Pace Subsidy Letter Draft, 3. 21-1305 Location Map, Ride Lake County, 4. 21-1305 Paratransit Presentation
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Resolution providing policy direction and the authority to negotiate an intergovernmental agreement with Pace Suburban Bus that would establish a borderless countywide paratransit service known as Ride Lake County.

Staff Summary
* This resolution directs Lake County Division of Transportation's (LCDOT) staff to negotiate an intergovernmental agreement with Pace that would establish a borderless countywide paratransit service known as Ride Lake County.
* Ride Lake County will be funded by a combination of Pace funds, federal funds, and County funds.
* This resolution also directs the County Board Chair to send a letter to Pace requesting all current Dial-a-Ride subsidies, provided by Pace to townships and municipalities, be reallocated to the new Ride Lake County Service.
* Upon establishment of Ride Lake County, LCDOT will no longer provide staff support to the Lake County Coordinated Transportation Services Committee (LCCTSC).

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R E S O L U T I O N

WHEREAS, the Lake County Coordinated Transportation Services Committee (LCCTSC) has been guiding paratransit coordination efforts in the County to improve coordination, efficiency, reliability, and affordability of paratransit services in Lake County; and

WHEREAS, the Lake County Board, at its meeting on November 14, 2006, adopted a resolution in support of LCCTSC's goal to develop borderless countywide paratransit service in Lake County to meet the needs of seniors and persons with disabilities or medical needs; and

WHEREAS, the Lake County Board, at its meeting on June 10, 2008, adopted a resolution establishing a framework for the services to be undertaken by the Lake County Division of Transportation (LCDOT) and a paratransit coordinator staff position to help achieve the long-term goal of coordinated countywide paratransit service; and

WHEREAS, LCDOT in coordination with LCCTSC, established a coordinated paratransit service in Antioch, Avon, Fremont, Grant, Lake Villa, and Wauconda Townships...

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