Dial-a-Ride Fares Hiked in Cyrstal Lake and McHenry

A press release from McHenry County:

On January 2, 2014 MCRide Fares Increase in Crystal Lake and McHenry to Establish Equal Fares throughout Service Area

WOODSTOCK, IL – Fares on the MCRide Transit Service will increase on January 2nd for riders in Crystal Lake and McHenry to establish equal fares throughout the service area.

Some people answering the Huntley survey want Pace bus service; others want commuter trains.

Some people answering the Huntley survey want Pace bus service; others want commuter trains.

MCRide service was established in 2012 to merge demand response transit services in Crystal Lake, McHenry, and Woodstock, enable travel between those communities, and coordinate trip reservations with the McHenry Township Senior Express.

As part of the merger, two fare increases were planned to bring fares for trips in Crystal Lake and McHenry up to what is paid in Woodstock and equal to the fares for trips between communities.

The first fare adjustment occurred in 2012; and, this is the second planned adjustment.

The MCRide service area includes

  • Crystal Lake
  • McHenry
  • Woodstock
  • Dorr Township
  • Greenwood Township
  • McHenry Township

As a result of these changes, general public riders in Crystal Lake and McHenry will see their base fare increase from $1.75 to $2 for the first 5 miles of their trip.

Seniors and people with disabilities will see their fare increase from $0.85 to $1 for the first 5 miles.

Each additional mile after 5 miles costs $0.25.

For more information contact Scott Hennings of the McHenry County Division of Transportation at 815-334-4985 or visit the website:http://www.co.mchenry.il.us/county-government/departments-j-z/transportation/mcride.


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Dial-a-Ride Fares Hiked in Cyrstal Lake and McHenry — 2 Comments

  1. Wouldn’t it be nice to see a fair adjustment bringing Woodstock fairs down, inline with Crystal Lake and McHenry, rather than the other way around. It would be a nice change of pace.

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