What is MCORE?

The Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District (MTD) has partnered with the City of Champaign, City of Urbana, and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign to improve mobility in the core of our community through a federal Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grant. The $35M Multimodal Corridor Enhancement (MCORE) Project is unprecedented in our community’s history and will have a transformative impact.

The goal of MCORE is to provide a balance between all modes of transportation. MCORE will enhance mobility choices with improvements to pedestrian access routes, bicycle lanes, transit efficiency, and vehicle flow. It will also upgrade our infrastructure by bringing the streets of these core transit corridors into a state of good repair while redesigning them into complete streets to accommodate all users. The completion of the MCORE Project will provide better connections for critical linkages between the downtown centers of Champaign and Urbana, the University, and the area’s major employers, health, and social service organizations.

MCORE will encourage sustainable development through improvements for an enriched built environment, sense of place, and quality of life. With an emphasis on all modes of transportation, this project can decrease the use of single occupancy vehicles, thereby reducing congestion, traffic hazards, and carbon emissions.

Map showing all 5 MCORE projects.
Project Location Timeline Status
Project 1 Green Street 2017 - 2018 Complete
Project 2 Green Street 2017 - 2018 Complete
Project 3 White Street and Wright Street 2017 - 2018 Complete
Project 4 Armory Avenue and Wright Street 2019 - 2020 In Progress
Project 5 Green Street 2019 - 2020