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Regional Destinations Accessible Via Transit: Within Illinois

The Illinois Terminal, a large red brick transit building with many arched windows, its parking lot, and bus shelters and bus lanes that serve local and regional passengers.

This indicator shows the number of destinations within 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 2015-2019 5-Year Estimates, 798 (+/- 161) homeowner households and 8,299 (+/- 573) 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 29 cities in Illinois accessible by bus, train, or plane. All trips included in the charts require no transfers.

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

[1] U.S. Census Bureau; American Community Survey, 2015-2019 5-Year Estimates, Table B25044; generated by CCRPC staff; using; (26 March 2021).

Source: CCRPC staff