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Local Jurisdiction and Taxi Subsidy Programs

Several local jurisdictions (townships and community-supported senior centers) provide transportation services, for example demand response services, shopper shuttles and taxi subsidy programs.

Local Jurisdictions

Sponsor: Avon Township
Operator: Avon Township
Areas Served: Avon Township –Anywhere within 20 miles
Service Available: Monday-Friday (9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.)
Eligibility Requirement: Open to all
One-Way Fares: $1.00 per one-way trip.
Reservations: 847.546.1446
Additional Info: Advanced Call-In required.  

Sponsor: Grant Township
Operator: Grant Township Bus
Type of Service: Demand Response
Areas Served: Grant Township and within 20-mile radius of town center: North-Wisconsin border, East -Lake Michigan, South-Route 22, West- Route 14
Eligibility Requirement: Disabled and Senior (62+)
Reservations: 847.546.7433
Additional Info: 24 Hour notice is required. General Public trips for emergency only.

Sponsor: Lake Forest/ Lake Bluff Senior Center
Operator: Lake Forest /Lake Bluff Senior Center
Type of Service: Demand Response
Eligibility Requirement: Disabled and Senior (65+)
Areas Served: Within the limits of Lake Forest High School District (Lake Forest, Lake Bluff, and Knollwood)
Reservations: 847.234.2209
Additional Info: Registration is required by the Senior Center. Minibus equipped with a lift for wheelchairs is available.

Sponsor: Moraine Township Door-to-Door Paratransit Van
Operator: Moraine Township
Type of Service: Demand response within 15-mile radius of Highland Park
Eligibility Requirement: Disabled and Senior (65+), and Low Income Moraine Township Residents
Reservations: 847.432.3000

Sponsor: Senior Connector Free Bus
Operator: City of Highland Park
Type of Service: Fixed Route
Eligibility Requirement Senior (50+)
Additional Info: For questions regarding this service, call 847.432.4110­.

Sponsor: Tri-Township Transit
Operator: Antioch, Grant, Lake Villa Townships
Type of Service: Demand Response Shopper Shuttle
Areas Served: To various destinations within Antioch, Grant and Lake Villa Townships Grant Townships; Eligibility Requirement Disabled and Senior (62+)
Reservations: 847.265.7433
Additional Info: Curb side pick-up. Advanced call-in required.

Sponsor: Vernon Hills Senior Bus
Operator: Village of Vernon Hills
Type of Service: Demand response and shopper shuttle
Eligibility Requirement: Senior (55+)
Reservations: 847.367.3700
Additional Info: 24 hours advance notice required

Sponsor: Wauconda Township Senior Bus
Operator: Wauconda Township
Type of Service: Demand response
Areas Served: Wauconda Township; Villages of Wauconda and Island Lake
Eligibility Requirement: Senior (60+)
Reservations: 847.526.8688

Sponsor: Waukegan Township/Park Place Senior Center
Type of Service: Demand response, Shopper shuttle
Areas Served: North to Edgewood Drive, West to Greenleaf in Gurnee, East to Lake Michigan, South to VA Medical Center
Eligibility Requirement: Disabled and Senior (55+)
Reservations: 847.244.9242

Sponsor: West Deerfield Township - "Going Places"
Operator: West Deerfield Township
Type of Service: Demand response
Areas Served: Trained drivers will pick up riders and deliver them to appointments at Lake Forest, Condell, Glenbrook and Highland Park Hospitals as well as the V.A. Hospital in North Chicago. Other locations must be within a five mile radius of the Township.
West Deerfield Township residents
Eligibility Requirement: Mobility-challenged
Reservations: 847.945.0614 
Additional Info: Mobility-challenged residents from West Deerfield Township must pre-register with the Township Transportation Department.  Appointments must be made no earlier than 9:00 a.m. and finish no later than 3:30 p.m. A modified mini-van equipped with a ramp will accommodate up to two wheelchairs and three additional riders.

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Local Jurisdictions 

 

Taxi Subsidy Programs

Sponsor: Benton Township
Type of Service: Subsidized Taxi Voucher
Areas Served: Benton Township
Eligibility Requirement: Disabled and Senior (65+)
Reservations: 847.746.2100
Additional Info: One must register with the Township first.

Sponsor: Cuba Township
Type of Service: Subsidized Taxi Voucher
Areas Served: Cuba Township
Eligibility Requirement: Senior (65+)
Reservations: 847.381.1924
Additional Info: One-way taxi vouchers given monthly to registered residents of Cuba Township. For more information, call 847. 381.1120.

Sponsor: Village of Deerfield
Type of Service: Subsidized Taxi Voucher
Areas Served: Incorporated area of the Village of Deerfield
Eligibility Requirement: Disabled and Senior (65+)
Reservations: 847.945.5000
Additional Info: Registration through the Village of Deerfield is required.

Sponsor: Fox Lake, Grant Township
Operator: Fox Lake Cab Co
Areas Served: Fox Lake, Grant Township
Service Available: Monday-Friday except Wednesdays
(8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.)
Eligibility Requirement: Disabled and Senior
One-Way Fares: Disabled and Senior Subsidy of ½-meter up to maximum subsidy of ($8.00) per one-way trip.
Advanced Call-In: 20 Minutes in advance.
Information & Reservations: 847.587.2525
Additional Info: Need coupon from Village or Township.

Sponsor: Lake Forest/ Lake Bluff Senior Center
Type of Service: Subsidized Taxi Voucher
Eligibility Requirement: Disabled and Senior (65+)
Areas Served: Within the limits of Lake Forest High School District, Lake Forest, Lake Bluff, Knollwood
Reservations: 847.234.2209
Additional Info: Residents of Lake Forest, Lake Bluff and Knollwood are required to first register with the Senior Center.

Sponsor: Moraine Taxi Coupon Program
Type of Service: Subsidized Taxi Coupon
Areas Served: Moraine Township
Eligibility Requirement: Disabled and Senior (65+) Moraine Township Residents
Reservations: 847.432.3240
Additional Info: Township contributes $3.00 to taxi ride fees. Ten coupons a month are allocated to each qualified resident. Coupons may not be used for airport destinations. Contact the Township Office for additional information.

Sponsor: Vernon Township
Type of Service: Subsidized Taxi Voucher
Areas Served: Within Vernon Township and outside of the boundaries
Eligibility Requirement: Disabled and Senior (65+)
Reservations: 847.634.1542
Additional Info: Taxi coupons are offered to Vernon Township residents only and registration through the Township is required.

Sponsor: Village of Riverwoods
Type of Service: Taxi Voucher
Areas Served: Village of Riverwoods
Eligibility Requirement: Senior (65+)
Reservations: 847.945.3990
Additional Info: Village offers taxi vouchers. Registration through the Village is required.

Sponsor: Warren Township Senior Center
Type of Service: Subsidized Taxi Coupons
Areas Served: All trips must start or end in the Warren Township area. Taxis will provide service anywhere between Warren Township and Chicago (O’Hare and Midway included) and north to Milwaukee and Mitchell Field.
Eligibility Requirement: Disabled and Senior (60+); Must be a Warren Township Resident
Additional Info: The Township offers half-price taxi coupons. There are 10 coupons per one sheet. Each coupon is valued at $3.00, thus a total value of $30.00 of which the resident pays half the price ($15.00 for that sheet). Limit of one sheet per household, per month. For additional information about the Warrant Township Taxi Coupon Program, call 847.244.1101 Ext. 501.

Sponsor: Waukegan Township
Type of Service: Subsidized Senior Taxi Tickets
Areas Served: Any trip within the following boundaries:  York House (north), Lake Michigan (east),
18th Street (south) and Teske Blvd., in Park City (west).
Eligibility Requirement: Taxi tickets are available for all Waukegan Township Residents 55 and over
Additional Info:  18 Taxi tickets are permitted per person per calendar month. Taxi tickets must be requested by phone or in person each month. For additional information about the Senior Taxi Tickets, call the Waukegan Township Office at 847.244.4900.

Sponsor: West Deerfield Township
Type of Service: Subsidized Taxi Voucher
Areas Served: Trips are offered to the Highland Park Medical Center only.
Eligibility Requirement: Disabled and Senior (65+)
Reservations: 847.945.3020
Additional Info: Township offers taxi coupons. Registration through the Township is required.

 

 

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Taxi Subsidy 

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