Illinois DOT receives FTA ICAM funding for trip scheduling and fare collection

Illinois DOT receives FTA ICAM funding for trip scheduling and fare collection Image credit: Illinois DOT

The Illinois Department of Transportation (DOT) will receive funding of $1,824,640 under the FY2023-2024 Innovative Coordinated Access & Mobility (ICAM) Project Selections to design and implement an integrated technology system for trip scheduling and fare collection that will facilitate non-emergency medical transportation trips and interagency passenger transfers. 

The program will integrate technology enhancements to improve mobility for people in more than 20 rural counties in southern Illinois through Shawnee Mass Transit, Rides Mass Transit, South Central Mass Transit, and Monroe Randolph Mass Transit.

The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) has announced $7.8 million for 17 projects that will improve public transportation for people with disabilities, older adults, and low-income individuals. The grants support organizations that coordinate public transportation for underserved groups, allowing them to access healthcare, community services, education, and jobs by building partnerships among health, transportation, and human services providers.

FTA's ICAM Pilot Program is supported by more than $24 million in funding over five years from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law.

Source: Illinois DOT