In recent years, TCRPC has set aside $90,000 of annual MPO funds to be programmed for local jurisdictions in the Metropolitan Planning Area (MPA) to undertake special transportation planning projects. Jurisdictions may apply for all or part of the $90,000, but may not request any amount beyond $90,000. Projects must be complete by the end of the fiscal year (July 1 to June 30). A project may be phased, but there is no guarantee that additional funding will be made available in future years.
Funds must be used for transportation planning projects that meet the requirements of the FAST Act, in particular, 23 USC 134. (These are the same requirements that PPUATS staff uses under its responsibilities as an MPO.)
Examples of eligible projects include:
This is not a complete list of eligible projects. To determine if your project is eligible, please discuss with staff. Engineering and construction are NOT eligible. Completed projects from past years can be found at the bottom of this page.
Dues-paying members of PPUATS are eligible to apply for funding. Non-member local jurisdictions within the MPA must be sponsored by a PPUATS member.
FY 19 Application Period will close on August 6, 2018.
The City of Peoria worked with Alta Planning + Design to enrich the active transportation experience with enhanced navigation along the Rock Island Greenway.
The City of Peoria sought the assistance of Corbin Design to enhance the downtown pedestrian experience through thoughtful navigation within and between the City Center, Riverfront, and Warehouse Districts.
The Cities of East Peoria, Pekin, and Washington and Village of Morton worked with Farnsworth Group to identify points of interest for non-motorized travel between these communities.
Four Corners was the local name given to the business district established over 100 years ago in East Peoria, Illinois at the intersection of Washington St. and Main St. (Illinois Route 116). The purpose of the Study was to define ways to create a pedestrian-friendly, landscaped corridor with improved access to mass transit and improved nearby parking for adjacent businesses around the historic Four Corners District.
The goal of the study was to analyze multimodal freight opportunities in the Greater Peoria Region by (1) identifying existing and/or planned infrastructure; (2) exploring current and/or future freight movement; and (3) identifying and engaging current/future stakeholders.