Kendall Area Transit (KAT), in partnership with Waubonsee Community College, is pleased to announce that transportation to the college’s Sugar Grove Campus will resume for the Fall 2018 semester.
“We are excited to work with the Waubonsee team to offer this resource to residents of Kendall County”, said Mike Neuenkirchen, KAT Program Director. “Both KAT and Waubonsee Community College understand the challenge that many students face in trying to reach the Sugar Grove Campus. This service will assist in providing new transportation options for riders in the KAT operating area who are seeking to further their education.”
The reopened KAT-Waubonsee / Sugar Grove program will operate Monday through Friday and offer planned drop-off and return times at 8:45 AM, 1:00 PM, and 5:00 PM, with Friday service ending at 1:00 PM. Students may purchase Ten-Ride fare cards for $35 from the Sugar Grove Campus bookstore or a KAT driver. Standard fares to Sugar Gove are $5.00 one-way. Trips are scheduled on a dial-a-ride basis by calling 877-IGO-4KAT (877-446-4528). KAT is open to any resident of Kendall County.
KAT previously offered transportation to Waubonsee’s Sugar Grove Campus, but was forced to eliminate the service in December 2015 due to a state funding impasse.
KAT provides community and public transportation service to all of the Kendall County community but is particularly vital to seniors and individuals with disabilities. KAT is administered through the county with daily operations provided by the nonprofit Voluntary Action Center (VAC). Dial-a-ride services offer a flexible and affordable alternative for individuals seeking medical trips, employment, educational opportunities, shopping trips, and much more. Fares begin at $3.00 one-way within Kendall County and $5.00 one-way for trips to surrounding counties. Seniors receive $1.00 off all fares.
For more information on VAC or KAT, please visit our website at www.kendallareatransit.com or call (630) 882-6970.