Time for a New Business Model for Pace

Why does the Regional Transportation Authority subsidiary Pace take all passengers in handicapped accessible buses?

Only a relative few users need the bus to stoop for entry or use the wheelchair lift.

It has been clear to me since former McHenry County Board member Nick Provenzano started advocating using Uber during hours when Pace did not provide service that he had a great idea.

Now the Chicago Tribune reports on a deal Uber has cut with Chicago to provide wheelchair accessible vans.

If in Chicago, why not in McHenry County?

It is clearly time for Pace to enter the Twenty-First Century.


Time for a New Business Model for Pace — 4 Comments

  1. I want to know the mileage logged by buses which only have the driver on board!

    How many miles per gallon do those buses get?

    Bring on Uber and Lyft plus driverless vehicles!!

  2. Oh, my gosh. That is the most horrible advice I have ever heard! AI will kill all us all and you are touting this?

  3. Having driven for Pace a number of years I can tell you this.

    The busses get a little over 10 miles per gallon.

    On the day shift we averaged one wheel chair a day.

    Usually, it was very slow after 8:30 in the morning.

    I also remember that vouchers for taxi service was suggested by board member Mrs. Schuster long before Uber was invented.

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