|Image courtesy of Illinois Tollway.|
Ada S. McKinley Community Services, Inc. has been awarded a three-year, $2.6 million dollar contract with the Illinois Tollway Authority to provide IPASS fulfillment services beginning January 23, 2012 at Walter C. McCrone Industries, the headquarters of McKinley’s Employment and Community Support Services (ECSS) division.
Ada S. McKinley will be responsible for annually processing, testing, and replacing an estimated 150,000 IPASS transponders for Illinois drivers whose current IPASS transponders are set to expire. As part of its comprehensive suite of customer services, McKinley will be accepting transponder swap-outs orders via phone, mail and a dedicated website, along with handling all transportation of transponder pick-up and delivery to customers.
"At a time when a countless number of persons with disabilities are unemployed, this new opportunity will allow many to work and earn a livable wage," said George Jones, Executive Director of Ada S. McKinley. "This is an ideal partnership between state government and community-based organizations, like Ada S. McKinley. Through this initiative, the Illinois Tollway will receive quality work while at the same time advance the state's social mission of improving the quality of life of persons with disabilities."
Walter C. McCrone Industries serves as the headquarters of McKinley’s Employment and Community Support Services (ECSS) division, which provides job training and residential services to developmentally disabled adults and the chronically unemployed. ECSS maintains three vocational training facilities across the city of Chicago and workplace partnerships with a number of government offices and other organizations.