Pace could enlist rideshare services to help the disabled

Chicago's transit system may be enlisting Uber and Lyft to help provide services for the disabled.

Pace operates the paratransit operation. The disabled are legally guaranteed door-to-door rides. The average trip can cost from $23 to $57.

Anyone driving passengers with special needs would have to be trained, be drug and alcohol tested and have a vehicle capable of transporting the disabled.

Paratransit rides have to be scheduled in advance. Ride hailing drivers would need less notice.
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