Pace Eliminating Five Poorly Performing Services
Several services approved for elimination as part of the
Pace 2019 budget will no longer operate after March 3, 2019.
Pace's 2019 budget includes the elimination of 12 poorly performing
services in total and the reallocation $1.2 million into a $1.7
million service enhancement effort that will reduce overcrowding,
improve on-time performance and support the launch of the Pulse
Milwaukee Line, which is expected this fall.
The services to be eliminated in March are:
- *Saturday service on Route 348 (last day of service:
- *Route 362 (last day of service: March 1)
- *Route 532 (last day of service: March 1)
- *Saturday service on Route 540 (last day of service: March 2)
- *Saturday service on Route 546 (last day of service:
Pace has worked to encourage ridership on these routes, but
they are not performing to Pace's standards. As a responsible
steward of taxpayer dollars, Pace can no longer support these
routes which do not generate the necessary fare revenue. Later
this year, additional routes that do not meet minimum performance
standards of efficiency, productivity and ridership will be
discontinued. Those services are Route 209 (Saturday service
only), Route 304, Route 326, and Route 504 (Saturday service
only). Pace Routes 661, 809 and 824 were eliminated effective
Greetings from Pace's New Executive Director
I'm Rocky Donahue and I was recently appointed interim Executive
Director of Pace. I began my career here nearly 35 years ago
and I believe now what I believed then: Pace makes people's
lives better. Every day, Pace connects people to jobs and school;
guaranteeing our riders have access to opportunities within
and outside of their neighborhoods. Pace offers independence
to people with disabilities; ensuring trips to the doctor or
grocery store and visits with friends are convenient and safe.
Pace connects communities; offering riders access to recreational
activities from sporting activities to shopping. We are a lifeline
for nearly 40 million customers each year.
While I am proud of our collective success, we face mounting
challenges. Decreasing sales tax revenue and diminished state
funding have hit public transit hard. Despite these barriers,
Pace continues to provide efficient, reliable and innovative
services to our riders. We cannot continue to operate a transit
system built for yesterday and expect it to work for tomorrow.
I pledge to keep Pace moving forward to meet the needs of our
evolving region, including advocating for a much-needed, dedicated,
and sustainable capital funding from the State of Illinois.
I'm humbled and honored to have the opportunity to better Pace
in yet another capacity and look forward to serving you.
Pace Call-n-Ride is now Pace On Demand
New name, same affordable ride right outside your door! In
part to draw attention to the online booking feature added to
most of our former Call-n-Ride routes (and coming soon to the
rest), Pace has rebranded this convenient service. It will still
work the same way: Anyone in one of the eleven On Demand regions
can reserve a ride to anywhere else within that region. The
fare is still just $2.00 with Ventra!