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 March 2, 2015.

McRide 3-2-15

Now discontinued Wonder Lake Pace bus on Route 47 in Woodstock.

Now discontinued Wonder Lake Pace bus on Route 47 in Woodstock.

The MCRide dial-a-ride transit service will be expanded to the following partner communities:

  • City of Harvard
  • Village of Huntley
  • City of Marengo
  • Village of Johnsburg
  • Village of Ringwood
  • Grafton Township
  • Marengo Township
Pace bus

Pace bus

The service is available to everyone, regardless of age, ability, or trip purpose for travel within and between the

  • City of Crystal Lake
  • City of Harvard
  • City of Marengo
  • City of McHenry
  • City of Woodstock
  • Village of Huntley
  • Village of Johnsburg
  • Village of Lakewood
  • Village of Ringwood
  • Marengo Township

Seniors (60 years old and over) and individuals with a disability can also travel within and between locations in McHenry Township, Greenwood Township, Dorr Township, Grafton Township, and Nunda Township.

All MCRide buses are fully wheelchair accessible. MCRide is funded by Section 5310 federal transit grants administered by the Regional Transportation Authority and the Senior Services Grant Fund.

There will be no changes in service hours or the cost of fares. For more information visit the MCRide page at www.McHenryCountyDOT.org or contact Kirsten Mellem, Transportation Planner at 815-334-4981.

About MCRide

MCRide is a curb-to-curb, demand-response public transit service available to McHenry County residents traveling within and between partner communities.

Riders call the Pace Call Center 800-451-4599 to schedule a trip the day before they need a ride. The fare is based on distance traveled: the general public pays a base fare of $2.00 for the first five miles and $0.25 for each additional mile; and seniors and individuals with a disability pay a base fare of $1.00 for the first five miles and $0.25 for each additional mile. MCRide service hours are Monday through Friday, 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., and Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.


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