Will County and Regional Transportation Authority officials on Friday lauded the success of a transportation program for senior citizens and people with disabilities.
The “Will-Ride” program serves an average of 1,000 riders a month in eastern Will County and county officials are hoping the program will expand to other areas besides the seven townships it currently serves. The program was launched in 2013 after years of research into the potential need for the service in Will County.
“We’re celebrating that we have seven townships working together and partnering and we have many more that are on the way hopefully and are going to join us soon,” said Nick Palmer, chief of staff for the Will County Executive office.
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As Will County grows as “a major player in the global marketplace,” transportation remains one of the area’s greatest assets – and one of its greatest challenges, County Executive Larry Walsh said Thursday.
“A massive increase in global trade has increased freight traffic in Will County, has brought new economic opportunities and, at the same time, created some local infrastructure challenges,” Walsh told members of the Will County Board during Thursday’s annual State of the County address.
“Our residents have experienced the frustrations of traffic congestion,” he added. “But we must remember the incredible benefits of this growth, including more jobs and more consumers in Will County.”
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Will County is improving on all fronts – including jobless rates, job growth and business investments.
That was the message from John Greuling, president and CEO of the Will County Center for Economic Development, last week as he presented the nonprofit’s mid-year report to members of the Will County Board’s Executive Committee.
Experiencing an increase of 3.5 percent in job growth, Will County saw three times the increase Illinois did between June 2013 and June 2014, according to the CED report. Will also surpassed job growth in Cook and DuPage counties.
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