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Study Description

This project improved access to the Bensenville Metra Station through the construction of new sidewalks and bike parking at the station and along the adjacent Railroad Ave. Additionally, the commuter parking lot was reconfigured to enhance pedestrian and transit access to the station through the addition of a bus shelter and sidewalks. Other improvements included widened sidewalks, ornamental roadway lighting, bike racks, crosswalks, and a bus layover area.

Program:Access to Transit Improvement Program
Program Year:2018
Grantee:Village of Bensenville
Current Activities:Construction began in summer of 2018 and is now complete. Improvements include a more accessible and pedestrian friendly Metra and Pace service area for their users, potentially leading to an increase in ridership. 2018 weekday boardings increased 16% over 2016 according to Metra Boarding and Alighting Counts. Additionally, Beautification of the existing Railroad Avenue from York Road to Center Street has enhanced the pedestrian friendly nature of the Bensenville downtown area.
Information Updated:October 2019
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Related Studies
Bensenville Transit Improvement Plan and Station Area Study (2009)
Bensenville Developer Discussion Panel (2012)
Related Transit Assets
Metra Stations:Bensenville (Milw-W) accessible
Related Jurisdictions
US Congressional Districts:8 Raja Krishnamoorthi
Illinois Senate Districts:39 Don Harmon
Illinois House Districts:77 Kathleen Willis
County Board Districts:DuPage 1
Chicago Wards:none
Councils of Mayors:DuPage
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