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The private automobile is currently dominant in DuPage; however, existing public transportation provides indispensable service to many who live and work in the County. DuPage County has three primary types of public transit services: commuter rail, general public bus service and vanpools, and special needs service (paratransit). In addition, there are several park-n-ride lots to support commuter's use of transit.
In addition to existing transit service, DuPage County has been working proactively to enhance transit amenities and services. Included in these efforts are implementation of the DuPage Area Transit Plan participation in the Cook-DuPage Corridor Study, and implementation of the DuPage County Transit Shelter Program.
Public Transit Service Boards and Appointments
Citizens of DuPage County are represented on each of the regional service boards. Appointee and regular meeting information can be found in the following links.
Ventra Card Information
Pace and CTA have launched an aggressive public information campaign to educate the public, business and community stakeholders about Ventra, an efficient and streamlined way to pay for public transportation. While more than 3 million trips have already been taken using Ventra, we want to make sure that all of our customers are transferred over to the new system by December 15, 2013, to take advantage of the many Pace benefits which include:
- A new 30-Day Premium Pass now available for Express Routes and on all fixed routes
- 30-Day Reduced Fare Pass in place of the Student Haul Pass with no change in price
- Prepaid ride quantities best for riders
- Ability to purchase passes at 700 participating local retail stores throughout the suburbs and Chicago
- Reduction of cash handling
- Continuation of $.25 and free local transfers
One of the main changes we want to make riders aware of is that the $.25 and free local transfer card will be discontinued for cash paying customers; full fares will be paid for every transfer made. Customers utilizing the Ventra card will still receive $.25 and free local transfers; therefore, by using the new payment system, riders will still be able to receive the discounted transfer rate.
If you need information, please contact Pace or go to the following web page: www.Pacebus.com/ventra