Located less than 15 short minutes away from Chicago’s bustling downtown “Loop” business district and the renowned O’Hare Airport, the Village of Bellwood is an ideally situated, crossroads town for residents, commuters and business owners alike. The village is served by public transportation that allows commuters to access a number of destinations throughout the entire Chicagoland area and beyond.
The village is served by public transportation operations Metra and PACE, the latter of which is the premier suburban transit provider, quickly moving people to work and school safely and efficiently. The backbone of Chicago’s suburbs, Pace serves tens of thousands of daily riders with more fixed bus routes, vanpools and Dial-a-Ride programs. Pace covers 3,500 square miles and is the one of the largest bus services in North America. Pace was created by reform legislation in late 1983, and began operating throughout Chicago’s six-county suburbs in mid-1984. Pace is the suburban bus division of the Regional Transportation Authority. The RTA is a financial review, oversight and planning agency for Pace, Metra and the Chicago Transit Authority. For more information, call (847) 364-PACE (7223).
The 495-mile Metra system serves 230 stations in the counties of Cook, DuPage, Lake, Will, McHenry and Kane. On Metra you can reach Chicago’s beautiful lakefront, museums, zoos, sporting events, shops and restaurants, concerts, special events, schools and colleges as well as quaint, historic suburbs and small towns. In some cases, Metra can take you practically to the front door. In other cases, your destination is easily in reach via Pace buses, and/or CTA buses and trains.Metra information is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. To reach Metra Passenger Services, call (312) 322-6777.