With Pace rides being subsidized about $16.10, using Uber and Lyft for those who don’t need a handicapped accessible bus might save a considerable amount of money.
Now that Metra has agreed to partner with Uber and I’m wondering if that might spur Pace to do the same.
Then, maybe the buses could be traded for cheaper handicapped accessible vans.
On average, the overall subsidy amount is split among 19 different agencies with an interest in providing public transportation in the following way:
- Pace Subsidy: $7.54
- Senior Grant Subsidy: $2.85
- Federal Section 5310 Subsidy: $2.85
- Municipalities Subsidy: $1.43
- Townships Subsidy: $0.24
- McHenry County Division of Transportation Subsidy: $1.19