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Pace Dial-a-Ride Expansion

The Villages of Libertyville and Mundelein, and Libertyville Township, are excited to announce the expansion of the Pace Dial-A-Ride service that has been serving senior citizens and individuals with disabilities in the three jurisdictions for 30 years. As of March 1, 2016 Mundelein, Libertyville and Libertyville Township will begin a new partnership with the Townships of Fremont and Shields to provide a broader service area and extended service hours. The new partnership will be called the Central Lake Partners Coordinated Transportation Service. Under the new program an eligible rider from Mundelein will be able to travel to any location in the Villages of Mundelein and Libertyville, or in the Townships of Fremont, Libertyville, and Shields. In addition, the following specific locations outside of these jurisdictions have been added to the service area:

  • College of Lake County
  • Grayslake Medical Centers
  • Greenleaf Medical Centers
  • Lake County Health Department
  • Walmart Fountain Square
  • Lake Forest West Metra Station
  • More shopping/medical locations in the Townline Rd. (Rt. 60) corridor

Dial-A-Ride Expanded Service Area Maps

The Dial-a-Ride program that has served Mundelein and Libertyville has become the model for this type of service in Lake County. The goal is to provide broader access to medical, education, shopping and jobs for seniors and people with disabilities; to slowly expand the service to reach more areas of the county; and to standardize the wide array of eligibility requirements and fares that apply to existing services. This expansion is made possible by a Federal Transportation Grant to the Lake County Department of Transportation. All riders currently being served in the current program will be served in the new program, but the eligibility age for new riders will be raised from 55 to 60 years old. In addition, the current $1.00 fare, which has not been increased in 30 years, will increase to $3.00.

General Information

Service Hours:
Monday through Friday from 5:30am to 6:45pm.
Except for the following holidays on the days observed:
New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day.

Fare:
$3.00 Flat Fare one-way for trips under 10 miles for Disabled and Senior passengers.
(Seniors are defined as passengers age 60 and over)
$6.00 Flat Fare one-way for trips over 10 miles for Disabled and Seniors.
$5.00 Flat Fare for medical one-way Subscription trips.
$0.15 Transfer Fare to transfer between other demand response services.

Companions:
Companions are limited to one person or child per registered rider and to the vehicle capacity.
Companions shall pay the full eligible passenger fare.
Riders under the age of sixteen (16) must be accompanied by an adult.

Scheduling and Reservations:
Monday through Friday 6:00 am to 6:00 pm; Call 1-800-451-4599 or (TTY) 888-847-0093
Phone reservations are taken one (1) day in advance.
Passengers may make seven (7) day advance reservations for work and medical appointments and College of Lake County trips only.
If you must cancel, please provide at least 2 hours' notice.

Contact Information:
Questions regarding the expansion of the service can be directed to:
Dial-A-Ride:1-800-201-6446
Pace Customer Relations: 800-606-1282 option #2, (TTY) 847-364-5093
Lake County Division of Transportation: 847-377-7400
Mundelein Village Administration Department: 847-949-3223.

Dial-A-Ride Brochure

Metra

There are two stations available for Mundelein residents to use. One is in Mundelein and the other is in Libertyville. Both rail stations are part of the the North Central Service Line which travels from Antioch to Chicago. To view the schedule visit the Metra website at http://metrarail.com/metra/en/home.html.

Metra Fares

Mundelein Station Address: 204 N. Archer Ave.
Waiting Room Hours: 5:00am-7:30am; 2:15pm-7:30pm
Station Park Contact: (847)-949-3200
Service: Mon-Fri Only (no weekend service)

Prairie Crossing/Libertyville Station Address: 3001 Midlothian Road
Waiting Room Hours: 5:00am-8:00pm
Station Parking Contact (847)-362-8310
Service: Mon-Fri and weekends

Parking Information
Daily Fee:Mon-Fri $1.50 (Weekends are Free)
PassportParking: Metra commuters can download the PassportParking App on their smartphone and pay for parking through the app. There is a convenience fee of $0.50.
Parking Permits: Quarterly Pre-Paid Parking Permits are available for purchase at the Village Hall during normal business hours and at the Mundelein Police Department 24 hours/7 days a week. The cost is $95.00 per quarter (permits are pro-rated based on the purchase date within the quarter). Vehicles displaying a valid parking permit and parking within the designated permit parking area will not be required to pay the daily fee. For further information, please contact the Customer Service office at (847) 949-3283 or the Police Department at (847) 968-4600.

Pace 572 Bus Route

Provides weekday and Saturday service between Washington/Sheridan in Waukegan and the Westfield Hawthorn Mall in Vernon Hills. Service is provided along Highways 45 and 21 in Libertyville, Mundelein and Vernon Hills area. Great America, the College of Lake County, Libertyville Metra Station, Carmel High School and Westfield Hawthorn Mall are served by this route. Route serves Posted Stops only along the entire route.

Printable Map

Pace ADA Service

This paratransit service is required by the federal Americans with Disabilities Act and is provided for customers whose disability or health condition prevents them from using CTA and/or Pace fixed route services for some or all of their travel. Only persons who are certified by the Regional Transportation are eligible to ride ADA Paratransit. Trips are only provided at the same times and within the same geographic areas as fixed route. Pace operates this service across the entire six-county region, including Chicago. Individuals must live within 3/4 of a miles of a fixed route service and mirrors fixed route hours and days.

Service: North & Central Lake County ADA Paratransit
Service Hours: Monday through Friday 6:00am - 11:00pm; Saturday 8:00am - 11:00pm; Sunday 10:00am - 8:00pm
Reservations: Call 1-800-201-6446 (TTY) 1-877-218-0905
Monday through Friday 6:00am - 6:00pm; Saturday/Sunday/Holidays 8:00am - 5:00pm
Reservations are accepted 1 day in advance
Fare $3.00

Pace Call-n-Ride

Allows for curbside pickup for anyone who wants to travel within the geographic designated service zone. Trip reservations are made by phone and are granted on a first come, first served basis.

Phone: 1-224-735-8678
Hours of Operation: Weekdays 6:00am-6:15pm

Fremont Township

The Lake County Coordinated Transportation Services Committee's (LCCTSC) Northwest Demonstration Project (NW Demo) provides a curb-to-curb, dial-a-ride transportation service in the northwest townships of Lake County: Antioch, Avon, Grant, Lake Villa, Fremont, and Wauconda. The service area also provides transportation to the Gurnee Mills commercial area and the Greenleaf Ave. medical offices and the Mundelein downtown area.

Service Hours: Tuesday and Thursday 10:00am-3:30pm
Fares: $1.00
Advanced Call-In: One day in advance
Reservations: 1-800-201-6446, (TTY) 877-218-0905 Monday-Friday 6:30am-6:30pm
Additional Info: Service is structured for group trips outside Township borders.

Ridesharing

Ridesharing can reduce your commuting cost by up to 50% over driving your personal car to work every day. Carpooling and vanpooling have become popular ways to reduce commuter costs, help the environment, reduce wear-and tear on personal automobiles, and reduce parking costs. Carpooling or vanpooling may also qualify you for a discount on your auto insurance (depending on your policy).

Pace Carpooling
For those who are interested in carpooling to work. Pace offers a free, easy and convenient matching service at PaceRideshare.com. This website gives you the ability to identify potential carpool partners quickly and securely. In addition, the Pace Rideshare Facebook Page can help you learn more about Pace vanpool and carpool opportunities.

Pace Vanpooling
Pace offers a money-saving Traditional Vanpool Program that enables 5 or more employees to commute to work together. Pace supplies the vehicle and covers all costs including fuel, maintenance, insurance, tolls, roadside assistance and van washes. Riders pay a low monthly fare, while drivers ride free and get personal use of the van.

Metra Feeder Vanpool
And for Metra commuters looking for a connection for the train station, Pace offers the Metra Feeder Vanpool. The Metra Feeder allows for the Pace Van to be parked at a Metra station near the worksite, so that 5-13 participants can take the train and then use the van to complete the commute.

Other

Ventra Services
Ventra Passes are debit cards that enables riders to conveniently take advantage of public transportation options throughout the Chicagoland area. Prices range depending on the frequency of use. College students, seniors, and the disabled are eligible for discounts. To learn more about Ventra Passes and their use on Pace buses please visit this website. To learn more about all transportation options in the Chicagoland area using the Ventra Passes please visit this website.