Thanks to major rebuilding and widening work Illinois Tollway has
recently completed on the Jane Addams Memorial Tollway (I-90), Pace
has been able to undertake several projects along the corridor between
Rosemont and Elgin.
In December 2016, Pace launched the largest-ever service expansion
in the agency's history, with the addition of six new routes, enhanced
service on six other routes, and the opening of the I-90/Randall Road
Park-n-Ride Station. Over the course of 2017, Pace continued to improve
service and the facilities, including the opening of the Flex Lanes
and, in December 2017, the new I-90/IL 25 Park-n-Ride Station. On August
13, 2018, Pace opens the region's first-ever inline station at Barrington
Road. For an overview of our latest improvements, read our
Summer 2018 brochure.
Buses traveling along I-90 are now able to use the new Flex
Lanes whenever there is traffic. These lanes are available to
buses and emergency vehicles and allow our passengers to avoid
traffic on the highway.
The Flex Lane is part of what Illinois Tollway calls the
I-90 SmartRoad. Learn more about the cutting-edge technology
behind this project at
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The final part of our initiative -- the construction of three new,
innovative Park-n-Ride Stations -- is now complete.
I-90/Barrington Rd. Station
The region's first-ever highway-based bus rapid transit station has
come to Hoffman Estates! On August 13, 2018, Pace opens the I-90/Barrington
Road Station, which includes a 170-space park-n-ride lot and two "inline
stations" (one in each direction) which allows express buses to pick
up riders without exiting the highway. A pedestrian bridge over the
tollway and two tunnels passing beneath ramps allow commuters to access
eastbound and westbound buses with ease. The south side of the station
features a transfer location to two new Pace services--Route 612-Barrington Rd. Circulator and
Hoffman Estates On Demand. The investment in walkability at this location
connects Pace passengers to adjacent jobs and residences as well as
a forthcoming kiss-n-ride facility. Pace Routes 603, 605, 607 and 610
serve the inline stations.
I-90/Randall Road Park-n-Ride Station
This facility in Elgin is complete and operational. Featuring 150
free parking spaces, it is served by Pace Routes 550, 605 and 607. The
express routes connect Elgin to Rosemont (and to Chicago via the CTA
Blue Line) and Schaumburg.
I-90/IL 25 Park-n-Ride Station
Open since December 2017, the Pace I-90/IL 25 Park-n-Ride Station
further connects Elgin and the surrounding area to Schaumburg, Rosemont,
and Chicago. This project also brought about improvements to the area's
pedestrian infrastructure, with the installation of new sidewalks connecting
the station to adjacent neighborhoods. This station's 199 parking spaces
are served by Routes 603, 605, and 607. Route 543 on Dundee Road is
only a short walk away.
The 25 new buses that operate the I-90 express routes feature comfortable,
high-backed seats and top-of-the-line features. Riders can stow a briefcase
in overhead containers, read using the seat's individual overhead light,
charge a phone using our USB outlets, or browse the web using onboard
New & Improved Service
The graphic below details the routes and park-n-ride facilities along
the I-90 corridor:
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