Pace's fall service updates go into effect on August 12 and 13

A number of Pace service improvements are scheduled to go into effect on August 12 and 13, including the opening of the region's first in-line transit station at the new I-90/Barrington Road Station, new circulator and on demand services in Hoffman Estates, a new park-n-ride in Plainfield for I-55 corridor commuters, service changes in Pace's North Shore region, and new service to Lewis University. Additionally, more routes will move from Flag Stop to Posted Stops Only operations.


Pace, in partnership with the Illinois Tollway and Hoffman Estates, is pleased to announce the opening of the first in-line (on-highway) bus station in Illinois. Buses traveling in both directions down I-90 won't have to exit to pick up and drop off passengers at this location, allowing passengers to get around more quickly and reliably than ever! On August 13, 2018, Pace Routes 603, 605, 607, and 610 will begin stopping at I-90/Barrington Road Station. The same day, the new Route 612 Barrington Road Circulator and Pace Hoffman Estates On Demand will begin providing local service between the station and surrounding areas. Read more.


The new Pace Park-n-Ride in Plainfield at 14740 Depot Dr. (near Van Dyke Rd. and 143rd St.) will open, replacing Larry's Diner and Plainfield Village Hall as stops for Pace's I-55 corridor service. Schedules will have minor adjustments to reflect the new routing and park-n-ride. To help meet passenger demand, one new trip will be added in each direction to Route 755 and one new outbound trip will be added to Route 855. Some Route 851 trips will become 850/851 combination trips and serve the Canterbury Park-n-Ride to alleviate overcrowding on Route 850 trips. Read more.

The new Route 754 will provide one trip in each direction between the CTA Blue Line Clinton Station in Chicago and Lewis University in Romeoville. This new Stevenson Expressway (I-55) bus-on-shoulder service is demonstration project in partnership with Lewis University and will be free to ride for all passengers.

In Pace's North Shore service area, the first phase of service changes recommended in the Pace/CTA North Shore Coordination Plan will go into effect. Route 208 will no longer operate along Skokie Boulevard between Golf Road and Church Street in Skokie or on Church Street between Skokie Boulevard and Dodge Avenue. Instead, buses will run via Golf Road--Emerson Street, and Dodge Avenue. Route 213 will see numerous changes. Except for school trips, all weekday and Saturday trips will serve CTA Red Line Howard station. On weekdays and Saturday, the hours and frequency of service will change. Read more.

Posted Stops logo

Finally, Pace Routes 354, 372, 532, and 563 will begin Posted Stops Only operations. That means buses on these routes will stop to pick up and drop off passengers only at bus stop signs with the Pace logo and route number. This change will improve operational efficiency, allow for more accurate information for riders, and improve the route's on-time performance. Read more.




Pace celebrates completion of
Compressed Natural Gas garage

Pace first transit agency in Chicagoland to operate CNG-powered buses

Pace, the RTA, and local and state officials gathered on July 25 to celebrate the completion of an all-new Compressed Natural Gas bus garage in Markham. "We consider ourselves innovators in the industry. There are 63 public transit agencies in Illinois and we are one of three to operate CNG fleets," said Pace Chairman Richard Kwasneski. "Lower fuel and maintenance costs will allow Pace to save and reinvest the taxpayers' money into service across the region. Lower emissions mean better air quality for the communities we serve. We are really proud of this move." Read more.