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Public Transportation

Commuter Bus System

PACE - 1-800-972-7000 or 847-364-7223
Chicago - 312-836-7000
Website:  http://www.pacebus.com

PACE Bus Routes:

  • Route 665 - Metra Station - Westmont
  • Route 715 – Major destinations:
    • Argonne National Labs (rush hour only)
    • Brookhaven Plaza
    • Yorktown Mall
    • College of DuPage
    • Finley Square
    • Glen Oaks Hospital
    • Metra Station – Glen Ellyn
    • Metra Station – Westmont

Fare is $1.75

Free Rides on Mainline Service:

Senior Ride Free Program - Senior Citizens who are registered with the RTA ride for free on mainline services offered by PACE, CTA and Metra.

How to Apply for Senior Ride Free Program - Call 836-7000 from any area code.

Disabled Ride Free Program - People with disabilities that are enrolled in the circuit breaker program and are registered with RTA, can ride for free on mainline services offered by PACE, CTA and Metra.

How to Apply for Disabled Ride Free Program - Enroll in the Circuit Breaker Program by calling 800-624-2459. To apply for a Circuit Permit to Ride Free call 312-913-5414.

PACE Vanpool

Employees that live and work near one another and share similar schedules can form a group that can get them between home and work. Each rider pays a low monthly fare based on distance and number of participants. Vanpools are designed to transport 5 to 13 people to work in a PACE Van.

To get started call 847-228-2492

General Information and Schedules

Call PACE Customer Relations at 847-364-7223 for schedule information.
Call RTA at 836-7000 for travel information.

Dial-A-Ride

Downers Grove Township Senior "Dial-A-Ride" Ticket and Information: 630-719-6685
Dispatcher Services: 1-888-405-2063 (9:00am - 2:00pm)
Dial-A-Ride provided to senior citizens by Downers Grove Township. Provides rides to any point located within Downers Grove Township, Monday through Friday 7:30am to 5:00pm.

Para-Transit

Para-Transit is a DuPage County program that provides rides to Doctor, Social Security Office or Public Aid office appointments. Nominal fees each way. Must call first for appointment time 630-682-7000 ask for Para-Transit Services.

Subsidized Taxi Service

City of Darien Pilot II Subsidized Taxi Service; providing transportation needs using coupons that reduce the cost of taxi fares.  This program serves Darien residents who are senior citizens (65+) and persons with disabilities (must be documented).  Participants must first register at the Darien City Hall by completing a program registration form and having picture taken for identification card issued within 2-4 weeks.  Ride coupons have face value of $5.00 each and cost $2.50 each (City of Darien subsidizes ½ of the cost). Please contact -Darien City Hall for further details and information at 630-852-5000.

Commuter Information

The Main Street, Belmont Avenue and Fairview Avenue train stations in Downers Grove provide Metra rail service from Chicago to Aurora. Parking is available at all three stations through permits, daily parking permits and parking meters ($3 day).  Currently, there is a waiting list for those who would like to acquire a parking permit.  Daily parking is also available at the Village Parking Deck, which is located at 945 Curtiss Street in downtown Downers Grove ($3 per day).  For convenience, a "Cash-Key", which is a computerized chip can be used to pay for meter parking (this can be acquired at Downers Grove Village Hall, 801 Burlington Avenue).  A "Smart-Card", which is used like a debit card, is used only at the Village Parking Deck (945 Curtiss).  This is a card that is swiped through parking meter; it can be obtained at the Main Street Station via a machine.