Because of the stay-at-home order enacted by the State of Illinois due to the COVID-19 pandemic, beginning Monday, April 13 Dial-A-Ride Transportation (DART) end of service schedules are being moved up from 9:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. on weekdays and from 6 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays. The Woodfield Trolley service has also been suspended indefinitely until further notice.
Dial-A-Ride Transportation (DART) is provided by the Village of Schaumburg and Pace’s Suburban Bus Division. Schaumburg’s signature transit service has evolved over the years into one of the few community-operated bus services in the Chicagoland that provides door-to-door access to any location in Schaumburg. Since its inception in 1979, DART has provided more than three million rides with approximately 70,000 rides expected through the end of this year.
To schedule a ride using DART, call 847.352.8097. Make sure to reserve a ride 90 minutes prior to your desired pick-up time. A dispatcher will then tell you when the bus is scheduled to arrive. The bus can arrive anytime within a 15-minute window after the scheduled arrival time. However, it is recommended that you are ready 5 minutes ahead of the scheduled arrival time just in case the bus arrives early. Once the bus arrives, the bus will wait one minute for you to appear.
|Cash or Ventra||$2.00||$1.00|
|Ten Ride Tickets||$19.00||$9.50|
DART users can pay fares using Ventra, a pre-paid electronic card that riders can tap and board the bus. Purchase cards, deposit funds, register your card and check balances by visiting ventrachicago.com.
Booklets of Ten Ride Tickets are sold at the Village of Schaumburg.
The DART service does not extend beyond the borders of the Village of Schaumburg except to Harper College, Schaumburg Township, and Conant High School. Use DART to the Northwest Transportation Center where, for the cost of a transfer ($.25 full-fare and $.10 reduced fare), riders can connect with bus routes throughout metropolitan Chicago:
Monday through Friday: Calls accepted beginning at 5:30 am. Buses leave the base of operation at 6:00 am to begin picking up riders. Last pick-ups are made between 9:30-9:45 pm with all rides being completed and buses pulling back into the base of operation by 10:30 pm.
Saturday: Calls accepted beginning at 8:30 am. Buses leave the base of operation at 9 am to begin picking up riders. Last pick-ups are made between 5:00-5:15 pm with all rides being completed and buses pulling back into the base of operation by 6 pm.