Will Metra Lead Pace to Consider Partnering with Uber, Lyft?

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.

The Chicago Sun-Times featured the partnership of Metra and Pace yesterday.

The Chicago Sun-Times featured the partnership of Metra and Pace yesterday.

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

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Will Metra Lead Pace to Consider Partnering with Uber, Lyft? — 3 Comments

  1. How about we get real?

    Put a large electronic sign on the front and back of each ‘bus’ or other transportation device which carries subsidized riders.

    That sign would display the number of passengers on the bus.

    The sign would be at least two feet by two feet.

    Any bus driver who does not post the correct number gets terminated.

  2. I still continue to wonder how our grandparents got along without all of this and still managed to win WWII.

    Not to mention keeping everyone peeing in the right washrooms.

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