A Study of Potential Community and Faculty/Staff Use of an Improved 95th Street Metra Stop

The proposed research is an extension of the previous Chicago State University (CSU) research project, and focuses on the role of an improved 95th Metra stop for the Chicago State staff and faculty and for the community surrounding the campus. This new project will focus on completion of the commuting analysis for faculty and staff and a set of surveys of community members and those potentially moving into the new development on their possible use of the Metra stop as well as transit oriented development around it. These surveys will be shorter versions of the surveys used for the students and staff, focusing on general transportation and commuting patterns, rather than commuting to and from Chicago State. The surveys will take two forms: one administered to current residents and one administered to potential residents of Imani Village. Chicago State will work with the Endeleo Institute to help link to survey participants. The Endeleo Institute is the community development arm of Trinity United Church of Christ, a large nearby church which is creating Imani Village. Surveying will go forth utilizing a snowball method from Imani and potentially other organizations. The goal of the community survey will be to gain a general understanding of the transit uses and needs of the community, and the possible use of an improved 95th Street Metra stop, rather than a to develop a general randomized survey. CSU also maintains an aquaponics center, a center specializing in urban agriculture focused on systems incorporating fish, fish waste, and produce production, close to the station. This center draws visitors from all over the world and also be part of the development zone. In addition, the research group will work with Endeleo, CSU administrators, and others in the development zone to create maps of the zone.


  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $82425
  • Contract Numbers:


  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

    University Transportation Centers Program
    Department of Transportation
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Performing Organizations:


    Purdue University
    3000 Kent Avenue
    Lafayette, IN  United States  47906-1075
  • Principal Investigators:

    Block, Daniel

  • Start Date: 20160801
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20171231

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01613512
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: NEXTRANS
  • Contract Numbers: DTRT12-G-UTC05
  • Files: UTC, RiP
  • Created Date: Oct 21 2016 2:46PM