Paratransit Market Study

About the study: A Paratransit Market Study is underway in Lake County to evaluate transportation options for seniors, people with disabilities, and the general public. There are a variety of services currently available, such as Pace Dial-a-Ride or township programs, to assist these populations in their travels to and from medical appointments, places of employment and other daily activities. Unlike a traditional scheduled bus service that runs on published route and serves fixed bus stops, paratransit is a shared and flexible on-demand service that responds to rider requests for travel within a defined service area. Paratransit services are geared toward individuals with mobility limitations that prevent them from accessing scheduled bus service, and/or live outside of an area served by scheduled bus service. This study will evaluate the range of available paratransit services, identify gaps in service relative to community needs, and recommend improvements.

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Paratransit Market Study for the Lake County Region
The Paratransit Market Study for the Lake County region is concluding. The study evaluated transportation options and service gaps for seniors, people with disabilities, and the general public.A series of community meetings were held to offer opportunities to learn more about the study and to provide feedback on the study recommendations. At the community meetings, an overview of the study findings was presented and possible short-term and long-term actions to improve service in Lake County were discussed. View the meeting displays.

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Paratransit Coordinator
Lake County Division of Transportation
phone: 847-377-7400