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McHenry County Division of Transportation to Receive Community Excellence Award

Post Date:02/25/2020 12:52 PM

WOODSTOCK, Ill. – The McHenry County Division of Transportation will receive an award for increasing transportation options for people with disabilities through the MCRide dial-a-ride program.

The Lake County Center for Independent Living, which serves both Lake and McHenry Counties, is presenting their Community Excellence Award to the McHenry County Division of Transportation. This award is presented to a person, group or public entity that has demonstrated an exemplary commitment to ensuring that people with disabilities have full access to community life.

From a list of deserving nominees, the center’s Board of Directors selected the MCDOT for this distinguished award because of their commitment to bettering public transportation throughout McHenry County. Supporting equal access and opportunity is a tenet which the MCDOT staff fully believes in and strives to positively influence.

The award will be presented at a March 7 benefit celebration to mark the 30th anniversary of the center and the Americans with Disabilities Act. United States Senator Tammy Duckworth will be the keynote speaker during the event. For more information on the benefit or to purchase tickets, please visit

The MCRide public transportation service is “on-demand” and vehicles do not travel in a fixed route each day. Rather, riders schedule their trips in advance and the vehicles provide curb-to-curb service from the riders’ desired pick-up and drop-off locations. As a shared-ride service, vehicles may make stops for other passengers along the way. MCRide operates in 21 partner municipalities and townships across McHenry County, seven days a week.

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