What’s Happening re Uber + Taxis as Supplement/Alternative to Pace

Here are the minutes from the December 2nd McHenry County Board Transportation Committee consideration of expanding subsidized transportation opportunities in McHenry County: Pace Taxi Forum Update On Thursday, November 12, 2015 the McHenry County Division of Transportation hosted a Taxi … Continue reading

March 2nd Expansion of MCRide

A press release from the McHenry County Department of Transportation: MCRide Dial-A-Ride Expanding to Additional Communities WOODSTOCK, Illinois – McHenry County has partnered with Pace Suburban Bus and several communities to offer expanded dial-a-ride services in McHenry County starting on … Continue reading

McHenry County Board and Commission Vacancies

The following popped into my inbox on April 17th. It details positions on boards and commissions that were open at the time. Submission deadlines are during the coming week. So, if you want to get involved in what county government … Continue reading

The RTA Tax Hikers’ Mythical “Universal Pass” Promise

Since 1974 when Downtown Chicago business interests financed the referendum to impose taxes on the suburbs to subsidize the CTA, promises have been made that there would be a “Universal Pass.” If something was promised 38 years ago and has … Continue reading

Franks Bill Provides New Way to Complain About RTA, Metra, Pace and the CTA

I’ve written previously of State Rep. Jack Franks’ personal motivation for going after Metra and RTA board members, but let me remind readers that Metra Board member Jack Schaffer owns Liberty Outdoor, the company that puts up small billboards favored … Continue reading

County Poll Seeks Input on Transportation

Previously McHenry County Blog has looked at the questions on the Healthy Communities 8,000 household survey concerning Parks & Recreation and Citizen Desires for More Services Today we look at the transportation questions: TRANSPORTATION 37-39. If you were to choose … Continue reading

Grafton Township Critic Says Let Other Governments Absorb Its Functions

McHenry County Blog has some thoughtful thinkers. One has posted the comment below under the last article. Certainly people are talking about abolishing Grafton Township.   Two trustees have told me that might even favor the idea. I found one … Continue reading