Pace launches seasonal service to help Six Flags Great America employees get to work
New Route 565 trips will operate between Waukegan and Six Flags Great America employee entrance
Consistent with its commitment to providing regional job access, Pace will offer seasonal service for Six Flags Great America employees. Route 565 will operate service to/from the Metra UP-North Line Waukegan Station and the Six Flags Great America employee entrance on Milwaukee Avenue (IL Route 21) between Grand and Washington in Gurnee. These trips will also make local stops along Grand Avenue in Waukegan and eastern Gurnee.
"We′re excited to add these new trips to Route 565. Connecting the region′s workforce to employment is an integral part of our mission." said Pace Chairman of the Board Richard Kwasneski. "This new service allows commuters from across Northeastern Illinois to get to seasonal jobs offered by Six Flags Great America without a car. Job access is a powerful factor in workforce development and Pace is proud to provide that access."
Village of Gurnee Mayor Kristina Kovarik added,
"Location and accessibility
have been key to Gurnee′s economic growth. We′re thrilled to be
working with Pace to expand service to one of Illinois′ largest tourism
attractions, Six Flags Great America. We look forward to continuing this partnership
with Pace to further enhance connectivity to major employment centers in Gurnee
and the region."
City of Waukegan Mayor Wayne Motley further remarked, "The seasonal service is a tremendous benefit to Waukegan residents who work at Six Flags. Lack of transportation is a key factor to individuals losing job opportunities and this eliminates that concern."
Six Flags Great America Park President Hank Salemi noted that, "Many of our team members use Pace as a reliable means of transportation to get to and from work at Six Flags. We are very appreciative of what Pace has done to make their service an even better experience for our team."
Route 565 offers convenient connections to/from other Pace routes at the main terminal on Sheridan Road in downtown Waukegan. Most of these seasonal trips are timed to facilitate connections to other bus routes and certain trips allow connections with Metra trains. No existing trips will be affected by these changes.
This seasonal service begins on Sunday, June 12 and operates through Saturday, August 13, 2016. The regular adult fare is $1.75 with a Ventra Card ($2 with cash). Reduced and free ride programs for eligible seniors and people with disabilities are available through the RTA (RTAChicago.com). See the schedule and map for more information.
Ventra Vending Machines
To make it easier to get and reload your Ventra Card, Pace has installed a number of vending machines throughout the suburbs. In addition to buying passes and reload Ventra accounts at hundreds of retail stores and CTA rail stations, online at VentraChicago.com or by phone at 877.NOW.VENTRA, Pace has installed Ventra vending machines at the following locations:
These machines make it even more convenient for Pace riders to use Ventra.
At any vending machine, customers can reload transit value, load Pace or CTA
passes to their account, check their balance, and even get a new card. The machines
take cash and credit/debit cards. Riders eligible for reduced or student fares
are automatically able to load the reduced fare products to their accounts at
any vending machine.
South Division closed to public
During construction at Pace South Division in Markham, the front office area is closed to the public until further notice. Customers in need of assistance should contact Pace Customer Relations at (847) 364-7223 for general inquiries, the RTA Travel Information Center at (708) 836-7000 for schedule information or Ventra Customer Service at (877) NOW-VENTRA for Ventra card or account issues.
We apologize for any inconvenience.
A letter from the Acting Executive Inspector General
A letter from the Acting Executive Inspector General.
Attention Pace ADA Paratransit Riders
Pace′s ADA Reasonable Accommodations Policy is now available
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Attention Pace ADA Paratransit Riders
Navy Pier Drop Off / Pick Up Location Relocated Due to Construction
Effective immediately (May 18, 2015) and until construction is complete, Pace ADA Paratransit vehicles serving Navy Pier will drop off and pick up passengers at Entrance 1. Entrance 1 is at the west end of the pier near RIVA Restaurant, Festival Hall and; WBEZ Radio.
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