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 greatly 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. For an overview
of our latest improvements, read
our Summer 2017 brochure here.
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 well underway.
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
Opening in December 2017, the Pace I-90/IL 25 Park-n-Ride
Station will further connect Elgin and the surrounding area to Schaumburg, Rosemont,
and Chicago. Construction will also bring 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 will be served by Routes
603, 605, and 607. Route 543 on Dundee Road is only a short walk away.
I-90/Barrington Road Park-n-Ride Station
The nation's first-ever highway-based bus rapid transit
station is coming to Hoffman Estates! A pedestrian bridge over the tollway is
complete, and two tunnels passing beneath ramps allow commuters to access eastbound
and westbound buses with ease. The investment in walkability at this location
connects Pace passengers to adjacent jobs and residences as well as forthcoming
bike, kiss-n-ride and park-n-ride facilities. Once fully open in 2018, commuters
will have access to Pace Routes 603, 605 and 607 (and a forthcoming distributor
service) as well as 170 free parking spaces and a kiss-n-ride area.
The 25 new buses which 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 Wi-Fi.
New & Improved Service
The graphic below details the routes and park-n-ride facilities along the I-90