With more than 400 million bus riders using public transportation each year statewide, it is important that IDOT continually maintains and improves the public transportation system. IDOT provides grants to enhance Illinois’ transportation network through technical assistance and financial resources to public transportation providers that increase mobility options and support an interconnected transportation network for the efficient movement of people and goods throughout Illinois. 

Whether it's Pace or CTA bus service to get to downtown Chicago on time for work or using one of dozens of multi-modal downstate transit systems to explore the state's scenic routes and bike paths on a vacation, or simply visiting relatives over the holidays, we will not disappoint you.  Illinois’ public transit system will get you from one destination to another safely and will decrease traffic congestion on roads and bridges as it improves air quality and the environment.