DuPage Area Transit Plan
County and local officials, with continuous input from the public, collaborated to develop a seamless public transportation plan, one that would serve the county’s travel needs. The result is the DuPage Area Transit Plan adopted by the DuPage Mayors and Managers Conference and by the DuPage County Board in September of 2002. This plan developed a comprehensive public transit network for DuPage County and established short-term, medium-term, and long-term implementation goals through the year 2020. The DuPage Area Transit Plan represents a new beginning for transit service in DuPage County. One of the main elements of the plan is the Bus Rapid Transit system identified as the “J” Route that connects the Aurora-Naperville area with Oakbrook, O’Hare International Airport and Schaumburg.
In 2008, the DuPage Area Transit Plan Update was commissioned to evaluate the progress of the plan and provide further guidance for the future. Due to federal, state and local funding constraints following the 2008 recession as well as a policy shift away from new service implementation and toward obtaining a state of good repair, The DuPage Area Transit Plan Update is focused on the evaluation of existing transit service in DuPage County and near-term improvements that are already under way. Long-term projects are recognized but are not evaluated due to likely funding constraints- evaluation is thus deferred to the individual project studies. Click to view the 2011 DuPage Area Transit Plan Update.