Acting on behalf of a local government, the WIRC can ensure that funding opportunities for local improvements are made known to local representatives. The WIRC staff can help a community and its local government to formulate a comprehensive plan unique to its own specific community development needs. These services, plus the assistance in the implementation of projects once funded, puts the WIRC Community Development staff in a full service capacity to communities.
McDonough County Public Transportation Program
The Western Illinois Regional Council provides administrative staff support to the McDonough County Public Transportation Program (MCPT) under a contractual agreement with the City of Macomb. The WIRC is responsible for the overall administration of the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) rules and regulations governing the federal Section 5311 Operating Assistance Grant Program and the State of Illinois Downstate Operating Assistance Program. The MCPT program provides fixed route bus service in the City of Macomb, demand response door-to-door service throughout McDonough County, and out-of-county non-emergency medical transportation. All vehicles are accessible to people with disabilities.