Green Ride Options
We promote transportation services that are shared among users, which reduces cost, provides more mobility choice, reduces traffic congestion and air pollution and improves efficiency. These include:
- Vanpooling, with pre-tax savings program
- Regional Transportation Authority Trip Planner to take advantage of regional mass transit options
Pace Van Pool
Pace, the suburban division of the Regional Transit Authority, offers the Pace Vanpool Program, which operate similar to carpools except they include more perks. Pace Vanpool is a workday rideshare arrangement that can help commuters enjoy a more comfortable and more affordable commute. It's available for commuters who live or work in Cook, DuPage, Kane, Lake, McHenry and Will counties.
Pace provides the van. Our employees get to enjoy a more comfortable commute, and could save thousands of dollars a year.
How does it work?
Employees who live and work near one another and share similar schedules can form a group that conveniently gets them between home and work. Riders connect to one another through Carpool Connect. Each rider pays a low monthly fare based on distance and number of participants. This covers all costs of the vanpool, including fuel, maintenance, insurance, tolls, roadside assistance and van washes. One of the Van Pool members volunteers to be the primary driver. He or she does not pay a fare and also receives 300 personal use vehicle miles a month. Backup drivers receive a $10 per month discount.
RTA Trip Planner
The RTA Trip Planner can be used to plan your commute by providing regional train and bus schedules.