Paratransit

The Lake County Division of Transportation (LCDOT) held an informational meeting on Aug. 4, 2021, to introduce a proposed new countywide coordinated paratransit system. This new service would provide a borderless countywide transportation system for seniors and residents with disabilities known as Ride Lake County. 

Feedback on the proposed new paratransit system was received through Aug. 18 and information gathered will assist LCDOT in the development of the final service that could begin as soon as 2022 pending Lake County Board approval and available funding.

Current Paratransit Service

Not sure where to begin? Start by checking with your township for guidance.


List of Township and Community Programs  
Various modes of transportation in Lake County are provided by Metra, Pace, local jurisdictions, taxi services and more. Lake County's 2040 Transportation Program identifies strategies to improve transit and non-motorized travel options in the county, and improving all modes of transportation is a strategic goal of the county board. The Lake County Coordinated Services Committee (LCCTSC) also works to improve paratransit in the county.

Definitions


  • Transit is a transportation service for the general public, for example, Metra trains and Pace fixed-route bus routes.
  • Paratransit refers to flexible transportation services that are geared toward seniors and people with disabilities.