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College offers Pace transit passes and Ventra cards for students, community

by Public Relations and Marketing | Published Aug 29, 2018

College of Lake County students as well as community members now can purchase and renew Pace’s discount passes and Ventra Card at the LancerZone Campus Store on the Grayslake and Lakeshore (Waukegan) Campuses.

The Campus Connection Pass is a reduced-fare pass available for current college students. It is valid for unlimited rides on Pace’s regular fixed route buses and Call-n-Rides every day of the week, at any time of the day. The pass is valid for an entire semester and can be purchased at any point throughout the year at a pro-rated price. To qualify, students must provide a copy of their current college schedule.Photo of Pace bus

Additionally, CTA/Pace 7-Day and 30-Day passes are available, allowing unlimited rides for the duration of the pass upon activation, which occurs at first use.

Another option is Pace’s Ventra card, and new ones can be purchased for $5 and loaded with any amount of transit value. Current Ventra card users can load multi-day passes and transit value to their card at LancerZone Campus Stores. Ventra card users can also have their balance protected if the card is lost or stolen by registering the card by visiting

CLC is a Pace hub, with five routes serving the college: Route 565-Grand Avenue; Route 570-Fox Lake; Route 572-Washington; Route 590 Round Lake Area Pace On Demand; and Route 573-CLC/Hawthorn Mall. For details, visit

About College of Lake County:

College of Lake County is an innovative community college in Lake County, Ill. that transforms lives with its variety of accessible, quality education options. Offered at three campuses in Grayslake, Vernon Hills and Waukegan or online, College of Lake County provides affordable options in a state-of-the-art setting close to home. A large student network, with small class sizes, provides advantages to our students on a career-related program or a path toward a transfer degree. We’re proud to serve the diverse needs of our community and student body. Connect to your future today at College of Lake County.