A man moves his wheelchair onto a ramp of a van.CHICAGO — Envision Unlimited in Chicago will receive two new paratransit vehicles to serve area seniors and individuals with disabilities, State Senator Mattie Hunter announced on Wednesday.

“These new vehicles will help expand access to essential services within our community,” said Hunter (D-Chicago). “With this additional support, Envision Unlimited will be better equipped to transport residents, allowing them the flexibility to travel throughout the community for day programs, appointments and more.”

Through the Consolidated Vehicle Procurement Program, administered by the Illinois Department of Transportation, more than 500 paratransit vehicles valued at $57.1 million have been awarded to 113 transit providers. The vehicles will be delivered to public transportation providers as well as nonprofit organizations serving seniors and individuals with disabilities.

Envision Unlimited is set to receive two vehicles, totaling $144,000. The program helps smaller transit agencies navigate the red tape of the public bidding process while ensuring their vehicles meet federal requirements and specifications.

A full list of awardees can be found here.