​​​​​​​​​​Sponsors

Ride in Kane service is sponsored by the participating agencies on this page along with assistance from Kane County and Pace Suburban Bus. This project is funded in part by two awards from the grants the Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) received from the Federal Transit Administration, Section 5310 Funds - Enhanced Mobility of Seniors & Individuals with Disabilities and  Job Access Reverse Commute (JARC) programs. Local matching funds for the two federal grants are provided by the participating sponsors, Kane County and Pace Suburban Bus.

Each sponsor determines the type, number and timing of trips their riders can take. To use the program, residents must first register with the appropriate local sponsor. The sponsors register eligible riders based upon federal guidelines for age, disability or income. Sponsor guidelines are listed below. Once registered, individuals can use Ride in Kane to take rides per the local sponsor trip guidelines. 

The map on the right shows the participating sponsors.  Click here to view a larger version of the map.

If you aren't sure about who your sponsor might be, please contact the Ride in Kane Program Coordinator, Krystal Spracklen using the Help Line at (630) 762-2600 or via email at spracklenkrystal@co.kane.il.us. 

To use the Ride in Kane ser​vice, you must be registered with a local sponsor. 

  1. The first step is to determine if you live in a sponsored area or are a client of the social service agencies participating as sponsors. ​
  2. ​Second, contact the sponsor directly to register with them. Local sponsors determine individual ride restrictions and eligibility requirements for their riders.
  3. Third, once registered you can start scheduling rides in accordance with the sponsor ride restrictions. The Rider's Guide provides a program overview and the rules for using the service.  Every rider receives a copy of the Rider's Guide upon registration and must use the service accordingly.  View the Rider's Guide click the link: ​ Ride in Kane Guide Paseo En Guia Kane​​

Each sponsor's contact information, program and trip guidelines are listed below. 

Association for Individual Development

Eligible riders are individuals who have a developmental or behavioral health disability who are currently receiving services from AID.

Contact: Elgin Office, O'Shea Center CDS

​Days / Time: 

Phone: 847-931-6200

Association for I​​ndividual Development

Main Office & Thompson Center
309 W. New Indian Trail Ct.
Aurora, IL 60506
Phone: 630-966-4000​

Aurora Township

Eligible riders are individuals with a disability and individuals aged 65 and over. Individuals must live in Aurora Township. 

Contact: Melissa, Gloria or Nohemi
Days / Time: Monday - Friday / 8:30am-4:00pm
Phone: 630-892-1999
Aurora Township

Aurora Township
80 N. Broadway
Aurora, IL 60505
630-892-1999

Batavia Township

Eligible riders are individuals with a disability and individuals aged 65 and over. Individuals must live in Batavia Township. The City of Batavia registers all Batavia Township residents for Ride in Kane.

Contact: Aleece Ostermann - Reception
Days / Time: Monday - Friday / 8:00am-5:00pm
Phone: 630-454-2020 or aostermann@cityofbatavia.net

Batavia Township
City of Batavia

Blackberry Township

Eligible riders are individuals with a disability, individuals with short term medical conditions that prohibit driving and individuals aged 65 and over. Individuals must live in Blackberry Township.  Individual must have proof of inability to drive. Rides for Medical purposes only. Trips are limited to Kane County.

Contact: Esther Steel - Township Supervisor

Days/ Time: Monday - Friday / 8:00am-4:3​0 pm
Phone: 630-365-9109

Blackberry Township​

Blackberry Township
43W390 Main Street Road
Elburn, IL 60119

Campton Township

Eligible riders are individuals with a disability and individuals aged 65 and over. Individuals must live in Campton Township. Limited to medical purposes only, if funds are available.

Contact: Ruth Rottmann

Days / Time:
Phone: 630-387-1016

Campton Township

43W870 Empire Road
Lily Lake, IL 60175

City of Batavia

Eligible riders are individuals with a disability and individuals aged 65 and over. Individuals must live in the City of Batavia.

Contact: Aleece Ostermann - Reception
Days / Time: Monday - Friday / 8:00am - 5:00pm
Phone: 630-454-2020 or aostermann@cityofbatavia.net

Batavia Township
City of Batavia

City of Batavia

100 N. Island Avenue

Batavia, IL 60510

​ City of Elgin/Senior Service Associates of Elgin

Eligible riders are individuals with a disability and individuals aged 65 and over. Individuals must live in the City of Elgin. Senior Service Associates of Elgin registers all City of Elgin clients for Ride in Kane.  

Contact: Peggy Gomez, Senior Services Associates of Elgin

​​Day / Time:
Phone: 847-741-0404

Senior Services Associates
City of Elgin

Greater Elgin Senior Center
101 South Grove Avenue
Elgin, IL 60120
847-741-0404

City of Geneva

Eligible riders are individuals with a disability and individuals aged 65 and over. Individuals must live within the corporate limits of the City of Geneva.

​Contact: Christopher Ranney
Days / Time: Monday-Friday / 8:00am-4:30pm (closed major holidays)
Phone: 630-232-7494

City of Geneva

22 South First Street
Geneva, IL 60134
630-232-7494

City of St. Charles

Eligible riders are individuals with a permanent disability and individuals aged 65 and over. Individuals must live within the corporate limits of the City of St. Charles. 

​Contact: U​tility Billing
Days / Time: Monday-Friday / 8:00am-4:30pm
Phone: 630-377-4426

The City of St. Charles Ride in Kane Transportation Program

City of St. Charles Municipal Building

2 E. Main St.
St. Charles, Illinois 60174
Dundee Township

Eligible riders are individuals with a disability and individuals aged 65 and over who live in Dundee Township. 

Contact:  Katie or Cheryl 

Days / Time:  9:00am-4:00pm 

Phone: 847 428-8092 Ext. 6

Dundee Township

611 East Main Street, Suite 101
East Dundee, IL 60118
847-428-8092

Elgin Township

Eligible riders are individuals with a disability and individuals aged 65 and over.  Individuals must live in unincorporated Elgin Township. Service is provided as funds are available.

Contact: Claudia Franco
Days / Time: Monday - Friday / 8:00am - 4:00pm
Phone: 847-741-2045

Elgin Township

729 McLean Blvd., Suite 200
Elgin, IL 60123
847-741-2045

Kane County

Elgible riders are qualifying low income residents who live anywhere in Kane County and are in need of rides to and from employment.  To view the income guidelines and applicable forms of proof of income, click here - Income Guidelines 

Contact:  Krystal Spracklen, Ride in Kane Program Coordinator

Days/Time:  Monday - Friday / 9:00 am-4:00 pm

Phone: 630-762-2600

​St. Charles Township

Eligible riders are individuals with a disability and individuals aged 65 and over, and individuals who qualify as low income per Federal Guidelines. Individuals must live in unincorporated St. Charles Township.  Limit of 2 round trip rides per week for medical or employment.  No subscriptions. Rides within Kane County only.

Contact: Courtney Mills

Days/Time: Monday-Friday / 8:00am- 3:30 pm
Phone: 630-584-9342

St. Charles Township

1725 Dean Street
St. Charles, IL 60174
630-584-9342

Village of South Elgin

Eligible riders are individuals with a disability and individuals aged 65 and over.​ Individuals must live in South Elgin.  Rides available for medical appointments, employment and/or job training. Service will be available as funds are available. 

​Contact: Dione or Latasha
Days / Time: Monday - Friday / 8:30am-5:00pm
Phone: 847-741-3894

South Elgin

South Elgin Village Hall
10 N. Water Street
South Elgin, IL 60177

General Information for Disabled Riders

To qualify as a rider due to a disability, some Ride in Kane sponsors require that individuals obtain a Reduced Fare Permit through the Regional Transportation Authority (RTA). If you already have a RTA Ride Free Permit or RTA ADA Paratransit Permit, you do not need to apply for a Reduced Fare Permit, as these permits will also serve as proof of disability. To obtain a Reduced Fare Program application, call the RTA Mobility Services Helpline at 312-663-4357 (HELP) and press option 3 on the main menu.

In addition, agencies that serve people with disabilities and older adults can also receive information on RTA programs and services by requesting an informational presentation or participation in a resource fare by calling the RTA Mobility Outreach Program at 312-913-3203.

For more information on the RTA Reduced Fare Program please visit the Regional Transportation Authority​.​