ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill.: PR Newswire : April 27, 2011
ARC of Illinois presents Distinguished Service Award to Pace
ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill., April 27, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pace Suburban Bus accepted the Distinguished Service Award today from the ARC of Illinois at the group's annual conference in Lisle. Pace was nominated for the award by Dan Strick, President and CEO of SouthSTAR Services, a nonprofit organization serving people with disabilities based in Chicago Heights. "We're extremely proud to receive this award," said Pace Chairman of the Board Richard Kwasneski. "The ARC of Illinois is a highly prestigious organization with a long history of serving people with disabilities, and for them to honor us for our service is a true honor."
Besides the fixed route bus service and ADA paratransit service available to people with disabilities, Pace also provides accessible vans to nonprofit agencies such as SouthSTAR for transporting clients to job sites and participation in workshops through the ADvAntage Program. Ridership on the ADvAntage program totaled more than 805,000 throughout 2010.
In the award nomination presented for consideration to the ARC of Illinois and The Autism Program, Pace was hailed for its commitment to efficiency, maintaining dialogue with the disability community, and providing a range of services for people with disabilities to be able to enjoy an independent lifestyle.