The Township is pleased to continue providing Dial-A-Ride for 2019. Dial-A-Ride is a curb-to-curb shared-ride service for Downers Grove Township residents who are 65 and over. It is also a service for qualified persons with disabilities of any age. Riders with disabilities, who are UNDER 65, must have an RTA/ADA card.
In order to ride Dial-A-Ride, you must have a permanent address in Downers Grove Township. Motels, hotels, extended stays and temporary housing are not eligible for our Dial-A-Ride service. Qualified residents can register by calling or coming in person to the Township office. The Township address is 4340 Prince Street, Downers Grove.
The Dial-A-Ride service is provided to and from any point within the Township of Downers Grove boundaries. This includes service to Hinsdale Hospital, Good Samaritan Hospital, and Loyola Center for Health at Burr Ridge. Service is provided from 8 am to 4 pm, Monday through Friday. The fare is $3.00 for each one-way ride- cash only, the driver does not make change or take credit cards.
There is also limited service (one shared-ride mini-bus) on the following holidays:
- New Year’s Day
- Memorial Day
- 4th of July
- Labor Day
- Thanksgiving Day
- Christmas Day
The same restrictions and requirements apply. The holiday fare is $5.00 for each one-way ride.
Reservations for general-purpose rides should be made two business days in advance and rides for medical appointments should be made one week in advance. Medical appointments have more priority. Since rides are shared, the routes must be planned in advance. The driver may be up to 15 minutes early or 15 minutes late (but will only wait 5 minutes). Please build this half hour into your time frame.
An escort may accompany a passenger. The escort does not have to be registered, but does have to pay a separate $3.00 fare each way.
Transportation is provided with a small Pace Bus, and each bus is equipped with a lift. When calling to register, riders can indicate if they have canes, walkers or wheelchairs.
Senior Services Coordinator
Downers Grove Township
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org (Township Liaison for FFDGTS)