Starting in September, Ride DuPage and Ride to Work will increase their fares. Read the full press release below:
Beginning September 1, 2013, new fares will be implemented for the Ride DuPage and Ride to Work programs to help control program costs and maintain an effective program for residents.
The Ride DuPage program's new fare will be a $2 flag pull fee, which is increasing by $1 from the current fee. The $1 per mile cost will not change. The new fare for the Ride to Work program will be $3 for the first six miles, which is increasing by $1.50 from the current fee. The $1 per mile cost will also remain the same for this program.
The Ride DuPage program has been operating since August 2004 and offers paratransit transportation options to registered participants. Ride DuPage specializes in reduced fares and door-to-door service using both taxis and Pace lift-equipped buses that operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week for seniors and people with disabilities who reside within Naperville Township, Lisle Township, Wheatland Township and the City of Naperville.
The Ride to Work program, initiated in March 2008, is a component of Ride DuPage that subsidizes trips through a federal grant to provide affordable transportation to and from a participant's place of work.
Ride DuPage is implemented through Pace and the Naperville/Lisle Area Transportation Partners, which is a collaborative partnership between the City of Naperville, Naperville Township, Lisle Township and Wheatland Township. For more information on Ride DuPage in Naperville, visit www.naperville.il.us/ridedupage.aspx.