Pace Offers Popular Destination Express Service and Options for Passengers with Disabilities
From Pace Suburban Bus’ Government Affairs Office:
Passengers take an express ride from Northwest Transportation Center (NWTC) in Schaumburg or the CTA’s Rosemont Station (for a connection to the CTA O’Hare Blue Line) direct to Six Flags Great America in Gurnee.
Try Pace’s Express Service to Popular Destinations Looking for an easy way to get to your favorite sporting event or concert? Pace offers convenient and affordable express bus service to popular destinations throughout Chicagoland! Pace’s Express Service to Popular Destinations (ESPD) provides a great alternative to the hassles of event traffic and expensive parking. Routes depart from transit centers or free Pace Park-n-Rides and drop off passengers at or near the main entrance of the stadium or event center. Destinations include Allstate Arena in Rosemont, Wrigley Field, U.S. Cellular Field, Toyota Park in Bridgeview, Six Flags Great America, Soldier Field, Ravinia Festival in Highland Park, and Northwestern University’s Ryan Field. Fares and departure points vary, so visit PaceBus.com or call Pace’s Popular Destinations Line at (847) 228-2416 for more details including schedules and events served.
Pace Offers Options to Passengers with Disabilities
Pace offers ADA Paratransit that provides transportation services for persons with disabilities, but the regular Pace fixed-route-buses are as disability-friendly as the ADA Paratransit vehicles.
Traditional fixed route buses are fully equipped to handle all forms of disabilities. All buses on the road are equipped with ramps so that passengers in wheel chairs are able to easily board and exit the bus. Once the passenger is on the bus, every bus has safety restraints for wheelchairs. All Pace drivers are trained in fastening and releasing the restraints so that the process goes as smoothly as possible. Priority seating area is designated at the front of the bus for seniors and riders with disabilities. A designated seating area is also available on the bus for wheelchair users. If other passengers are using these seats, please let the operator know and the operator will politely ask them to move. Pace buses announce each stop as the bus approaches to aid passengers who are visually impaired while displaying the next stop on an LED screen for hearing impaired riders. Persons with disabilities who use service animals are allowed to board with their service animals. Pace Bus drivers also are able to assist passengers with boarding and exiting the bus, using a lift or ramp, securing wheelchairs and scooters, or helping put fares in the fare box when asked. For passengers who have reservations about making the switch from ADA Paratransit to fixed route, Travel Training is available. Training is provided by professional instructors at no cost, and all training is tailored to the individual customer’s particular needs and desires. With Travel Training instruction, some customers with disabilities may be able to learn how to use fixed route buses and trains. Please call the RTA at (312) 663-HELP (4357 voice) or (312) 913-3122 (TTY) for more information about Travel Training.