Dial-A-Ride Transportation (DART)

Dial A Ride Vehicle

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.


Cost to use DART:

Full Fare: $2 Each Way
Reduced Fare: $1 Each Way

  • 10 Ride Tickets: $19 Full Fare
  • 10 Ride Tickets: $9.50 Reduced Fare

Booklets of Ten Ride Tickets are sold at the Village of Schaumburg.


Reduced Fare Eligibility:

  • Seniors 65 and over
  • Persons with disabilities
  • Students through Grade 12, to and from school
  • Children age 7 to 11
  • Children under 7 are free if accompanied by an adult


DART Destinations & Transfers

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:


DART Service Hours:

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.

DART Brochure

DART Survey