The JJs List Blog

4 Tips on Living Alone with a Disability in Chicago

A Guest Blog by Adrian Drower

Adrian at His Job at The Fine Line

As Frank Sinatra once sang, “This is My Kind of Town.” Though I was born in Illinois, Northbrook was my kind of town for a while. Now I agree with Frank Sinatra, Chicago is…

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Letting Go for Two Bus Stops

Anna and her travel trainer

The Day My Teenager Learned Public Transportation

I finally got a call from the Chicago Public Schools district travel trainer to let me know that he was ready to begin teaching my teenage daughter how to take fixed-route public transportation.  She is…

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Use Bus Service to Get to Around

How to Use a Pace Bus

Plan your route. Travel your route.  Take charge of your life!

Pace Bus fixed route buses give you independence, safety and convenience to get to where you want to go:  your job, shopping, movies, restaurants, doctor appointments, meeting friends…you name it! These videos will guide you…

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Hop on the Bus to Independence

Using public transportation is an essential skill that people with disabilities need in order to live and work in the community. Pace Suburban Bus has teamed up with jjslist.com to offer a free, hands-on, interactive workshop to help participants learn to use public transportation for…

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Back To School, Back On the Bus

Hop On The Bus To Independence Is Back!

JJ’s List is continuing its partnership with Pace Suburban Bus to offer students and clients with disabilities hands-on, interactive training to build essential public transportation skills for independent, fixed-route travel.

Who Can Participate?

A public or private school, a service…

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[How To Video] Getting Around on Pace Bus: Waiting For and Getting On The Bus

In the second of our series of four instructional videos, advocates Tim Finnegan and Bridget Brown give you the basics on how to:

Identify the correct bus stop and bus
What to do if the bus is delayed
Using the RTA Travel Information Hotline as a resource
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[How To Video] Getting Around on Pace Bus: How To Plan Your Trip

Learn how to use an online trip planner to make sure you have all the information you need to travel independently on public transportation.

In the first of our series of four instructional videos, advocates Tim Finnegan and Bridget Brown show you how to use RTAchicago.com…

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pace bus

Do You Know How to Ride the Bus?

One of the crucial skills for living an independent life is knowing how to use public transportation. Skills that many of us take for granted, such as looking up directions, paying your fare at the fare box, and signaling the driver when to stop, might…

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Buses and Tie Downs

I have been riding public transportation for about 8 years now. For the most part, this has been a really easy process.  All buses, and a large portion of the train stations are physically accessible for people with disabilities.  The only issue I have is…

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