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Regional Destinations Accessible Via Transit: Outside Illinois

A view of the Illinois Terminal, a large red brick building with arched windows, with its front doors and parking lot in the foreground and bus shelter and apartment buildings visible in the background.

This indicator shows the number of destinations outside of Illinois that are accessible via train, bus, or plane, illustrating the degree to which Champaign County residents can move around the region and around the country without an automobile.

For a variety of reasons, automobile ownership is not a viable option for all households. According to the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey 2010-2014 5-Year Estimates, 1,063 (+/- 198) homeowner households and 8,333 (+/- 544) renter households had no access to a vehicle during the five-year period[1]. Thus, the ability to travel to regional and national destinations without a car is important when considering the overall mobility of Champaign County residents.

This data has not been compiled multiple times, so we cannot establish a trend. There are currently 48 cities outside of Illinois accessible by bus, train, or plane. All trips included in the charts are under 12 hours in duration, and/or require no transfers.

This data was compiled by Champaign County Regional Planning Commission (CCRPC) and Champaign Urbana Urbanized Area Transportation Study (CUUATS) staff. Previous versions of this list appear in previous Long-Range Transportation Plan (LRTP) documents.

[1] U.S. Census Bureau; American Community Survey, 2010-2014 5-Year Estimates, Table B25044; generated by CCRPC staff; using American FactFinder; (20 May 2016).

Source: CCRPC and CUUATS staff