Division of Transportation - Joseph R. Korpalski, Director of Transportation

Transit Services in McHenry County

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MCRide Dial-A-Ride

  • MCRide is a curb-to-curb, demand-response public transit service available to riders needing to travel within and between partner communities.
  • Partner communities include: City of Crystal Lake, City of Harvard, City of Marengo, City of McHenry, City of Woodstock, Village of Fox River Grove, Village of Huntley, Village of Johnsburg, Village of Richmond, Village of Ringwood, Village of Union, Chemung Township, Dorr Township, Grafton Township, Greenwood Township, Marengo Township, McHenry Township, Nunda Township, Richmond Township and Riley Township. 
  • Service hours are Monday - Friday 6:00 AM - 7:00 PM and Saturday-Sunday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM.
  • MCRide has a distance-based, cash-only fare structure.

Pace Fixed Bus Routes

  • Pace Fixed Bus Routes are traditional bus routes served by Pace Suburban Bus since 1978.
  • McHenry County is served by Pace Routes 806, 807, 808, and 550.*
  • These routes accept the RTA Free/Reduced Fare Permits.

*Pace Route 809 from Richmond to the Fox Lake Metra Station was eliminated in January 2019. See Pace's press release for more information.

*Effective 4/12/19, there is a detour on Route 807 at the McHenry County Government Center. Keep current on the status of this detour by visiting Pace's website.

Metra Commuter Rail

  • Metra is the commuter rail line connecting McHenry County to the Northwest Suburbs and the City of Chicago.
  • Union Pacific Northwest Line has seven stations located in McHenry County.

RTA Travel Training Program

The Regional Transportation Authority offers a Travel Training Program that teaches individuals with disabilities and older adults how to use CTA, Metra, and Pace buses and trains. The service is free except for the cost of transit fares during training sessions. The travel training program will assist you with learning how to ride the service until you are comfortable doing it on your own. To sign up contact: [email protected] or 312-913-3120. Or check out the new Travel Training Videos here.

We Want to Hear from You!

  • We are always looking for ways to improve public transportation in McHenry County. Please take a moment to fill out this short survey about transit services and MCRide.
  • If you are interested in receiving email updates about MCRide, please register here.
  • If you have a specific question or comment about something you experienced on a transit service, please complete this survey.
  • Any additional comments or questions can be sent to [email protected]

Your feedback is greatly appreciated!

Información en Español

Servicio de Paratransito y Servicio Dial-a-Ride de Pace:

Telefono: (847) 228-3575

Para obtener información sobre Pace Bus en español:Google translate image for website

Visite www.pacebus.com y haga clic en el botón Google Translate en la parte inferior derecha de la página.

Para Información de CTA/Metra llame al Centro de Transporte al:

Telefono: (815) 836-7000

Para Información de MCRide

MCRide Folletto 

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