PUBLIC TRANSIT

Pace Bus Service

Weekday bus service between Plainfield and Downtown Chicago is available courtesy of the Pace Suburban Bus Company.  Consider Pace for your daily commute or a special trip into Downtown Chicago.  Two Pace Bus Routes provide service to the Village of Plainfield: 

Route 755 begins at the Plainfield Park-n-Ride on Village Center Drive, adjacent to Plainfield Village Hall, stops at the Bolingbrook Old Chicago Park-n-Ride, the CTA Pink Line (Damen Station), Damen & Polk, Racine & Harrison, and Union Station. 
Route 755 Information & Schedule - Service to and from Plainfield and Union Station.

Route 855 begins at the Plainfield Park-n-Ride, with intermediate stops along I-55 in Romeoville (Spartans’ Square Park-n-Ride), Bolingbrook (Canterbury Park-n-Ride and Old Chicago Park-n-Ride), and the Burr Ridge Park-n-Ride, and ends in Chicago with stops at the corners of Monroe & Wabash and Superior & Michigan.

Route 855 Information & Schedule - Service to and from Plainfield and the Loop.

Pace Routes 755 and 855 can operate on sections of the shoulders of I-55.  Under the program, only Pace buses are permitted to use designated sections of the I-55 shoulder between 6:00 a.m. and 9:00 a.m. for inbound trips, and between 3:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. for outbound trips.  Buses can only use the shoulder when traffic in the regular lanes is flowing at less than 35 miles per hour, and buses using the shoulder cannot travel at speeds greater than 35 mph, or 15 mph faster than the flow of traffic in the regular lanes - whichever is less.  Special signage and roadway markings indicate where buses can use the shoulder, and the bus will have special markings indicating it is authorized to use the shoulder.  Free Wi-Fi on buses allows passengers to use the internet for work or play while riding.  For more information about Pace Routes 755 and 855 and the Bus on Shoulder pilot project, visit www.pacebus.com.

For only $4 per one-way trip, Pace’s Express Service Network is designed to improve connectivity throughout Northeast Illinois and provide access to jobs, schools, and medical care that may not be available in a rider’s local area. 

Free parking for Routes 755 and 855 is offered at the Plainfield Park-n-Ride, located on Village Center Drive, near the Village Hall, and on Van Dyke Road.

Dial-a-Ride Service

Plainfield is also served by Pace's Dial-a-Ride Service, a non-fixed route (paratransit) service utilizing vans and small buses to provide pre-arranged trips to and from specific locations within the service area to individuals deemed eligible based on local requirements, usually seniors and/or people with disabilities.
Areas Served:  City of Joliet, Homer Township, Jackson Township, Joliet Township, Lockport Township, Plainfield Township, and Troy Township.
Service Available:  Monday-Friday (6:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.)
Eligibility Requirement:  Disabled and Senior
One-Way Fares:  $2.00
Advanced Call-In:  One day in advance.
Reservations: 1-800-244-4410, (TTY) 1-800-393-4232 (call between 6:00am and 5:00pm)
Additional Info: Companions are allowed and required to pay the fare described above.

For more information, visit www.pacebus.com or contact the RTA Information Center at (815) 836-7000.

Vanpooling

Vanpooling is an economical, convenient, and environmentally-friendly alternative to driving alone.  A vanpool is formed by a group of five or more people who live and work near each other and have similar work schedules.  Pace supplies the vehicle and covers costs including fuel, maintenance, insurance, tolls, roadside assistance, van washes, and an emergency ride home program for the participants.

Each member is billed monthly and fares are scaled based on the round-trip commute mileage and the number of people in the vehicle.  One rider agrees to be the primary driver.  This rider keeps the vehicle, does not pay a monthly fare, and receives an incentive of 300 personal miles per month.  Backup drivers receive a $10 per month discount.  This program is available to those commuting to work who live and/or work in Cook, DuPage, Kane, Lake, McHenry, or Will County.

Pace RideShare is a free, easy and convenient online matching service that connects commuters who are interested in forming a vanpool (5 or more people) or carpool (2-4 people). The website, PaceRideshare.com, will confidentially match commuters based on starting location, destination location, and work schedule and will even let you know if you match with an active vanpool.

Kendall Area Transit

Kendall Area Transit (KAT) will implement transit service in the Kendall County area that is reliable, flexible, and financially sustainable, while satisfying the various mobility needs of the general public and individuals unable to access or operate a private automobiles.

Kendall Area Transit provides curb-to-curb and door-to-door services for Kendall County residents.  This is a general public transportation service with a priority for the disabled and seniors.

Bus services are available 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Monday through Friday (except holidays).  The one-way fare for the KAT demand response service is $3.00 curb-to-curb or $5.00 door-to-door.  For destinations outside of the county, an additional $2.00 fee will be added.  Seniors (60 year of age and older) receive a $1.00 off all fares.

For information on registering for KAT or scheduling a ride, visit the Kendall County web site or call (630) 882-6970 or 1-877-IGO-4KAT.

Plainfield Township Senior Shuttle Service

Plainfield Township offers senior township residents bus service to run errands to local stores, hair appointments, banks, the mall, and doctor appointments.  Shuttle service hours of operation are Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

The Shuttle stays in the Plainfield area and also travels to Provena St. Joseph Hospital and surrounding doctor's offices and medical centers.  The cost is $2.00 each way and reservations must be made in advance.

The service is for township residents only and registration includes a simple passenger form.  For further information or to have a brochure mailed to you, please call the Plainfield Township Senior Shuttle Bus Line at (815) 436-1112.

Wheatland Township Ride DuPage Program

The Ride DuPage program, a service providing valuable paratransit options for seniors and people with disabilities, has expanded to Wheatland Township.  Operating 24 hours a day, 7 days a week with both bus and taxi service, Ride DuPage specializes in reduced fares and door-to-door service for seniors and people with disabilities.  The program is available for any type of trip whether it is personal, medical, or work-related which offers participants flexibility and dependability.


Service will be available to seniors and persons with disabilities who reside in Wheatland, Naperville, or Lisle Townships, or within the City of Naperville.  Seniors include all residents age 65 years and older.  Persons with disabilities must be at least 16 years old and obtain an RTA Reduced Fare Card to use the service.

Individual fares are as follows:

$2.00 per ride and then $1.00 per mile.  For example, a four-mile trip would cost $1.00 initially plus $1.00 x 4 miles ($4) for a total trip cost of $5.

One travel assistant or travel companion may ride for free.


The Ride DuPage program has been operating since August 2004 offering paratransit transportation options to registered participants.  The program, a partnership between PACE and several DuPage and Will County municipalities, townships and villages; has had great success over the past 8 years in both gaining ridership and expanding geographically.


All participants must be registered.  For more information, contact Wheatland Township at (630) 717-0092 or visit www.wheatlandtownship.com.