The Metra Feeder allows for the Pace Van to be parked at a Metra station near
the worksite, so that 5-13 participants can take the train and then use the van
to complete the commute.
To qualify for the program, at least half of the participants must purchase
a Metra monthly pass or 10-ride ticket.
Each participant pays $58 per month which covers all costs
associated with the van including fuel, maintenance, insurance, tolls, roadside
assistance, and van washes. Metra fares and parking are not included in
Parking is subject to availability. Parking overnight requires approval and
in most cases a permit from the local municipality.
For a listing of fares and train schedules, visit
One of the participants volunteers to be the primary driver. He or
she does not pay a fare! Backup drivers receive a $10 per month discount.
For an additional savings, fares 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/ year for alternative transportation taken due to a personal emergency.
This does not apply for 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.
Excess mileage will be charged at $0.75 per mile.
The primary driver is required to pay a $250 security deposit or submit a credit
card account number in lieu of a deposit. Each passenger is required to pay a
$75 deposit. Deposits are refundable, based on the condition of the van and account
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. An initial
three-month commitment to the program is required.
Potential driver candidates must meet Pace's
Vanpool Driver Requirements.
For more information please call (847) 5-WE-POOL ext. 3,
(847) 593-7665 ext. 3 or email us at Vanpool@Pacebus.com