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LWSRC
1900 Heather Glen Dr.
New Lenox, IL 60451
(815) 320-3500

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9am-5pm


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TRANSPORTATION POLICY

The following procedures will be followed for the optimal safety of everyone riding in LWSRA vehicles and vehicles leased for LWSRA programs and events.
  1. The following procedures will be followed for the optimal safety of everyone riding in LWSRA vehicles and vehicles leased for LWSRA programs and events. Passengers must be seated with seat belts securely fastened. Those in wheelchairs must wear shoulder and lap belts. Wheelchair must be secured using the four-point restraint system and must have brakes that are in good working order. Persons riding in Amigo-type wheelchairs must transfer into a van seat and must use a seat belt.

  2. LWSRA staff are responsible for determining whether or not a participant can be transported safely. If determined to be dangerous, the driver may refuse service.

  3. LWSRA reserves the right to refuse or discontinue transportation services to any individual at any time.

  4. State law does not require the use of car seats in LWSRA buses, as they weigh more than 9,000 pounds. However, as a best practice, the association uses car seats whenever possible for children under the age of 8.

  5. If requested, staff will assist participants to and from their front door; driveways/walks must be clear of debris/obstacles/snow/ice. LWSRA staff will not enter residences.
  6. LWSRA drivers will wait five (5) minutes once they arrive at the residence for pick-up before the program. If the participant is not on board the vehicle within 5 minutes of it arriving at the residence, drivers will proceed to the next stop on the route. It will be the parent/guardian’s responsibility to get the participant to the program location at the specified start time.

  7. A responsible adult must be at the place of residence at the time of drop-off to accept each participant. If a participant can be left home alone, a written letter must be provided to LWSRA by the parent/guardian. If no one is home upon the vehicle’s arrival after a program, the driver will wait five (5) minutes. After the five-minute period has passed, the following will occur:

    *The driver will have the participant get back in the vehicle and the driver will finish the route.

    *The parent/guardian will be responsible to pick the participant up from the Lincolnway Special Recreation Center at the vehicle’s return time (conclusion of the route).

    FIRST OFFENSE: A $10 late fee will be applied for every five (5) minutes the participant is in LWSRA’s custody. The time will start from when the driver leaves the residence

    until the parent/guardian picks the participant up from the building. Fee must be paid in full before the participant can utilize door-to-door transportation for future programs.

    SECOND OFFENSE: A $20 late fee will be applied for every five (5) minutes the participant is in LWSRA’s custody. The time will start from when the driver leaves the residence until

    the parent/guardian picks the participant up from the building. The fee must be paid in full before the participant can utilize door-to-door transportation for future programs.

    THIRD OFFENSE: A $20 late fee will be applied for every five (5) minutes the participant is in LWSRA’s custody. The time will start from when the driver leaves the residence until

    the parent/guardian picks the participant up from the building. The third time no one is home at the time of drop-off, the participant will be suspended from LWSRA’s door-to-

    door transportation indefinitely.

  8. LWSRA reserves the right to limit transportation.

  9. Transportation is limited to the programs indicated with the bus icon.

  10. Door-to-door transportation is limited to residents of our seven member districts and is only available to those with NO transportation alternatives. If requesting door-to-door transportation, the application form must be submitted at least two weeks before the program starts.

  11. If door-to-door transportation is approved, 11. a fee of $8.00 per one-way trip will be assessed.



    Limited door-to-door service is available for select programs, however we strongly urge you to try local public transportation resources first. Some Dial-a-ride services do transport outside of their boundaries in some instances and some areas have more than one transportation service. You may also try car-pooling with friends attending the same program.



    Pace, ADA Paratransit Service: 1-800-244-4410; (TTY) 1-800-393-4243

    Washington Township (Peotone/Crete-Monee/Green Garden area): 708-946-2026

    New Lenox Township: 815-485-6431

    Southwest Will Dial-a-Ride (Manhattan/Wilmington): 815-485-6431




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