by Chris Paulus
SUGAR GROVE—The Sugar Grove Village Board on Tuesday witnessed a short presentation from Mary Robb, Community Relations representative for Pace, regarding the availability of Pace’s Vanpool Incentive Program in Kane County and the surrounding counties, as well.
The Vanpool allows several people who are headed to the same destination to share a Pace van or car and split the cost of the commute.
“(The vanpooling service) is available in six counties in Illinois: Kane, Will, Cook, Dupage, Lake, and McHenry,” Robb said. “You can work or live in any of the six counties. It’s strictly for employees to get to work.”
According to a brochure handed out by Robb during the board meeting, the vanpool service consists of passengers and voluntary drivers paying a flat monthly rate of $58 in addition to a security deposit from the primary driver and the passengers. The flat monthly rate covers fuel, maintenance, insurance, tolls, roadside assistance and van washes.
In return, the driver receives a fuel credit card, maintenance credit card, reimbursement for weekly van washes, and an I-PASS transponder for routes where it is required.
The vans are also wheelchair accessible. More information about where rides are currently available, how to sign-up, and what other benefits are available can be found at: www.pacerideshare.com, www.goroo.com and