Travel Training

Accessing public transportation is an essential skill that leads to increased independence. Students in D303 Transition are taught the skills necessary schedule and navigate the community safely and with as much independence as possible. Listed below are helpful public transportation resources within the St. Charles area.

PACE Travel Training

The RTA Travel Training Program teaches individuals with disabilities and older adults how to use CTA, Metra and Pace buses and trains. The program is free except for the cost of transit fares during training sessions. The program offers three types of training tailored to meet each participant’s need. They include:

Trip Training
Participants work one-on-one with a travel trainer to practice using buses and trains to travel to locations they go to on a regular basis.

Individual Transit Orientation
Participants work one-on-one with a travel trainer to receive a general introduction to bus and train accessibility.

Group Transit Orientation
Travel trainers provide group presentations at agencies that serve people with disabilities and older adults throughout the six-county region

Ride in Kane

Ride in Kane is a public transportation service providing curb to curb bus or taxi service to seniors 65 and older and to disabled individuals in Kane County. Ride in Kane operates 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. The current cash fare is $4.00 for the first 10 miles of a trip and $1.50 per each additional mile over 10 miles.

Ride in Kane is administered by the Association for Individual Development in partnership with Pace Suburban Bus, Kane County and local municipalities, townships and social service agencies operating as local sponsors.

Pace on Demand

Call N' Ride offers reservation-based, curb-to-curb, public transportation service for general public commuters travelling anywhere within the designated service area (see map) for only $2.25 per one way trip. All you have to do is call 630-379-2452 to reserve your trip at least one hour in advance and up to one day in advance (based on availability).