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This time, it's Batavia. Serves Geneva and points south with service to Fermilab.

The surprising thing from the schedule it is essentially only a rush hour feeder.

Like the Tinley Park one, the number given is a cell phone in Schaumburg/Roselle. Might make slightly more sense than in Tinley Park, but not much.

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The surprising thing from the schedule it is essentially only a rush hour feeder.

Like the Tinley Park one, the number given is a cell phone in Schaumburg/Roselle. Might make slightly more sense than in Tinley Park, but not much.

It operates Weekdays: 6:30 a.m. - 6:50 p.m, basically the same as the other CnR. The only timetabled stops are primarily in the rush hours with 12 noon and 2:25pm at Geneva Metra.

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It operates Weekdays: 6:30 a.m. - 6:50 p.m, basically the same as the other CnR. The only timetabled stops are primarily in the rush hours with 12 noon and 2:25pm at Geneva Metra.

Maybe I relied too much on the timetable.

However, this one seems different than the others in that usually the timetable shows one timed spot (a Metra station, mall, Presence Hospital) once an hour or so. Here one does not have the assurance that if they get off at the Geneva Metra station at say 12:47, there is going to be a bus waiting there. But it looks like the Geneva-St. Charles one doesn't even have a timetable at all.

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I'm wondering when Pace will have service to Condell Hospital in Libertyville. There's none currently & you'd think such a big place would have some.

The Vernon Hills Mundelein one seems to avoid it. Thus, the question is how close it is to 574. Apparently it is a walk off Milwaukee Ave., but not that long of one.

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Maybe I relied too much on the timetable.

However, this one seems different than the others in that usually the timetable shows one timed spot (a Metra station, mall, Presence Hospital) once an hour or so. Here one does not have the assurance that if they get off at the Geneva Metra station at say 12:47, there is going to be a bus waiting there. But it looks like the Geneva-St. Charles one doesn't even have a timetable at all.

It's reflective of the needs of the particular market and not every call and ride is designed the same.

You take HART's (in Tampa) service is used as a flex route, SamTrans' Flex routes is a hybrid (meets with Caltrain during rush and follows a circuitous pattern, but is a flex during the midday) and DART (Dallas) utilizes the a mix of rush hour service with the flex route throughout the day.

In the case of 596: It's a feeder/flex.

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