MCRide Service Expands to Hebron
WOODSTOCK, Ill. – MCRide, the county’s dial-a-ride service, will expand to include the Village of Hebron effective Sunday, Sept. 1.
Hebron’s inclusion expands MCRide’s service area to 12 municipalities, on top of the eight townships and nine point destinations already available to McHenry County residents.
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., and weekend hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. There is no service on major holidays, meaning MCRide will be closed Monday, Sept. 2 in observance of Labor Day.
The base fare for trips is $1.50 for seniors and people with disabilities, and $3 for all other riders. After the first five miles, a fee of 25 cents per mile is charged. Up to two children ages seven or younger can travel free with a fee-paying adult.
Anyone can travel to and from the municipalities of Crystal Lake, Fox River Grove, Harvard, Hebron, Huntley, Johnsburg, Marengo, McHenry, Richmond, Ringwood, Union and Woodstock, and Marengo and Riley townships. Seniors older than 60, and people with disabilities, can also travel to and from any point in Greenwood, Richmond, McHenry, Dorr, Nunda and Grafton townships. MCRide also serves the point destinations of Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital, BraveHearts Therapeutic Riding, Brookdale Conservation Area, Glacial Park, The Hollows Conservation Area, the Illinois Railway Museum, the PADS Day Center, the Park-and-Ride at Illinois Route 31 and Virginia Road, Valley Hi Nursing Home, and the McHenry County Division of Transportation. Riders can transfer to Lake County’s transportation services at Island Lake, Lakemoor and Fox Lake.
MCRide is made possible through a partnership of McHenry County, Pace Suburban Bus, and participating local governments. It is funded in part by Section 5310 federal grants administered by the Regional 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 us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/mchenrycountydot, or on Twitter at @DOTMcHenry.