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The goal of the Alternatives Analysis Study is to identify a Local Preferred Alternative (LPA) fro public transportation providing an efficient, affordable, and attractive link between the Boone/Winnebago and Chicagoland Regions.

Our Region Continues to Grow

The map below shows that the growth pattern has now reached the counties of Boone, Ogle, Winnebago, DeKalb, Kane & McHenry. As an example, as seen in the 1990- 2000 Population Change table, Boone County population increased 35.6%. An increase of this size changes the needs and desires of the people within the community, which often leads to a debate as to how the growth should be managed.

1990 - 2000 Population Change

County

Population

Change %

 

1990

2000

 

Boone

30,806

41,786

+35.6%

Ogle

45,957

51,032

+11.8%

Winnebago

252,913

278,418

+10.1%

DeKalb

77,932

88,969

+14.2%

Kane

317,471

404,119

+27.3%

McHenry

183,241

260,007

+41.9%

Source: US Census Data

This decision is usually worked out at the local level where the members of a community negotiate a balanced plan for land use that take into account the different interests of the residents and business. The result of this process is local land use plans and zoning ordinances, which determine where factories, schools, apartments, retail centers, and homes are to be built. It also preserves areas for agriculture, parks, wetlands, and other community features that add to our quality of life.

 

 

 

     Rockford to Chicagoland... Making Our Regional Connection

 

 

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