Ride In Kane Program
Since its debut in 2008, the City of Geneva has sponsored Ride in Kane paratransit (curb-to-curb) transportation for seniors age 65+ and disabled residents living within the corporate limits of the City of Geneva.
Qualified residents must first register for the program by completing an application form and providing a copy of a government form of identification (driver’s license or state ID – showing a Geneva address, date of birth and photograph). If needed, proof of disability must be provided (RTA Reduced Fare card, social security disability payment receipt, verification of disability written on doctor's letterhead and signed by the doctor).
Register in person from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday at Geneva City Hall, 22 S. First St. City offices are closed on holidays. Registration takes two to three days to complete. For more information, call City Hall at 630-232-7494, ext. 4109.
Because of the escalated registration and use of the program, the budget for Ride in Kane has become increasingly tight. In an effort to control costs and still be able to offer this valuable service, some ride restrictions were put into effect. Starting in 2013, the following steps were initiated:
- All City of Geneva clients will only be serviced by Pace buses (no taxi rides);
- Use will be restricted to a maximum of 30 one-way rides each month per rider;
- While the program is intended for local community access, the service area will be restricted to Kane County; and
- Pickup and cancellation policy violations may result in a fine and possible suspension of rider privileges. The policy is noted in the provided to all registered riders.
The City of Geneva has been pleased to serve the residents through this valuable paratransit service for our seniors and disabled residents. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact City Hall at 630-232-7494, ext. 4109. Additional information can also be found on the Ride in Kane website, including a list of sponsoring agencies.
“No person in the United States shall, on the grounds of race, color, or national origin, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.” Ride in Kane adheres to Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1965 (42 U.S.C. 2000d)