Pace Suburban Bus announced it delivered a new, fully-accessible 28-foot bus to McHenry County for service on the county’s MCRide program, when officials met to discuss transit service in the county.
MCRide is a Dial-a-Ride service offered through a partnership between Pace and McHenry County that offers curb-to-curb service between any two points in the county.
“MCRide is a great way to get around our county,” said Erin Smith, Pace Director, who represents McHenry County on Pace’s Board. “Whether you need to go to work, to the store, to the doctor, or just out to have fun, it’s a useful option for everyone.”
The new bus introduced to officials during the meeting includes several safety features, including Ford’s Driver Assist Technology Package, three-point seatbelts on all seats, antimicrobial vinyl seats, and a barrier around the operator area.
Pace also provided McHenry County an additional $200,000 investment for 2022, representing the county’s share of $1,000,000 in transportation grants for the five suburban “collar counties” Pace serves. Pace also increased its contribution to all Dial-a-Ride programs by 15% for 2022.
“Pace values its partners in McHenry County, and we are confident these additional investments will help continue to make MCRide an even more integral part of our transportation network,” said Rick Kwasneski, Pace chairman.