The Vanpool Feeder program allows a Pace van to be parked at a Metra station or Pace park-n-ride near the worksite, so that 5-13 participants can take the train or bus and then use a Pace-owned van to complete the commute.
Each rider pays $58 per month which covers all costs associated with the van including fuel, maintenance, insurance, tolls, roadside assistance, and van washes. Metra or Pace fixed route bus/train fares and parking are not included in this rate.
One of the participants volunteers to be the primary driver. He or she does not pay a fare! Backup drivers receive a discount of $10 per month.
Parking is subject to availability. Parking overnight at a Metra station requires approval and in most cases a permit from the local municipality. Overnight parking of a Pace van at Pace park-n-rides is allowed.
For an additional savings, fares on vanpool, Pace and Metra can be paid with pre-tax dollars through the Commuter Choice Benefits Program.
Guaranteed Ride Home
Participants are eligible for reimbursement of up to $125 per year for alternative transportation taken due to a personal emergency. This does not apply to situations in which you work overtime.
The van is allowed to travel a total of 600 miles per month for work trips, fueling, maintenance, washes, lunch trips, etc. Unused miles are not bankable for future use. Excess mileage will be charged at $0.75 per mile.
The primary driver and back-up drivers must sign a Driver/ Back-up Driver Agreement and passengers must sign a Rider agreement, prior to participation.
Potential driver candidates must meet Pace's Vanpool Driver Requirements.
For more information, please contact us. A Pace representative will reply to your request within two business days.