(20 ILCS 3968/20)
Duties of Committee.
The Committee shall encourage
the coordination of public and private transportation services, with
priority given to services directed toward those populations who are
currently not served or who are underserved by existing public transit.
The Committee shall seek innovative approaches to providing and
funding local transportation services and offer their expertise to
communities statewide. Specifically, the Committee shall:
(1) Coordinate a State process within federal guidelines to
facilitate coordination of community-based transportation programs.
This process should include: developing objectives for providing
essential transportation services to the transportation disadvantaged;
providing technical assistance to communities that are addressing
transportation gaps that affect low-income populations; developing a
process for requesting federal funds such as the Job Access and
Reverse Commute (JARC) Grant program that is based on input from
communities statewide; assisting communities in identifying funds from
other available sources for projects that are not an eligible use of
JARC funds; and developing a plan to identify and recruit potential
stakeholders in future community transportation initiatives to the
(2) Develop goals and objectives to reduce duplication of
services and achieve coverage that is as complete as possible.
(3) Serve as a clearinghouse for information about funding
sources and innovations in serving the transportation disadvantaged.
(4) Submit a report, not later than February 1, 2006, to the
Governor and the General Assembly that outlines the progress made by
the Committee in performing its duties set forth in paragraphs (1)
through (4) of this Section and makes recommendations for statutory and
regulatory changes to promote coordination.
(Source: P.A. 93-185, eff. 7-11-03.)