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MCRide Announces 2019 Service Area Expansion

Post Date:12/28/2018 1:00 PM

WOODSTOCK, Ill. – MCRide, the county’s dial-a-ride service, will ring in the new year with the addition of Sunday rides and an increased service area.

Starting Jan. 1, riders will be able to use MCRide from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sundays. The service area also will expand to include Fox River Grove, as well as three new destinations: Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital, in Barrington; the Illinois Railway Museum, in Union; and the PADS Day Center, in Woodstock.

The base fare for trips will increase slightly, effective Jan. 1, to $1.50 for seniors and people with disabilities, and $3 for all other riders. For longer trips, the current charge of 25 cents per mile (after the first five miles) will remain unchanged. Up to two children ages seven or younger can travel free with a fee-paying adult.

MCRide is an affordable and flexible way for people to travel. Rides can be scheduled up to 24 hours in advance – or up to a week in advance for seniors age 60 or older, and people with disabilities – through the Pace Call Center at 800-451-4599. Weekday hours are 6 a.m. to 7 p.m., weekend hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and there is no service on major holidays.

MCRide is made possible through a partnership of McHenry County, Pace Suburban Bus, the municipalities of Crystal Lake, Fox River Grove, Harvard, Huntley, Johnsburg, Marengo, McHenry, Richmond, Ringwood, Union and Woodstock, and the townships of Chemung, Dorr, Grafton, Greenwood, Marengo, McHenry, Nunda, Richmond and Riley. MCRide is funded in part by Section 5310 federal grants administered by the Regionla Transportation Authority. 

To learn more about MCRide, please visit www.mchenrycountydot.org and click on “MCRide Dial-a-Ride” on the left-hand side. You can also connect with MCDOT on Facebook at www.facebook.com/mchenrycountydot.