More about the service restructuring
and what it means to you,
your community, and
In September 2005, Pace embarked on the South Cook County
- Will County Initiative,
a comprehensive review and restructuring of
service in southern Cook, southwestern Cook and Will counties.
As with other initiatives that Pace has undertaken as part
of its long-range Vision 2020 Plan, Pace wants to realign its services to
meet current travel needs and demographics.
For outreach and planning purposes, the Initiative area
is divided into three "sectors" - South Cook, Southwest Cook and Will -
ensuring that Pace can listen and respond to the needs of each community
throughout the project. Public participation is a major part of this service
analysis, so there are several ways to be involved:
Meetings with municipalities and economic development
organizations are providing an opportunity for these contacts to
interface with Pace staff, learn more about the Initiative and discuss transit
Two rounds of public forums in each of the sectors
will generate comments, suggestions and ideas from the general public. Interested
parties can learn about and comment on proposed service concepts or changes.
Check "Current Initiative Updates" page for more information as it becomes
A Community Advisory Group in each sector
will solicit input and buy-in from local stakeholders, including municipalities,
businesses, community-based organizations and social service agencies and
A Regional Coordinating Committee consisting
of municipal officials, economic development and regional planning and transportation
representatives will see that the work in each sector fits together in the
Ongoing communication from Pace throughout
the Initiative will keep you aware of project activities, progress, and
developments and provide additional opportunities for interaction. Pace's
"Current Initiative Updates" page will feature regular updates on the Initiative.
The results of the Initiative will be:
Service changes that will take effect in
late 2008 and early 2009. These changes will make effective use of Pace's
operating resources to increase ridership and service reliability.
A long-range implementation plan to serve
as the basis for continued communication with Pace and its communities about
enhanced transit service, new passenger facilities and funding.
While this Initiative is another step in Pace's plan to
build an efficient and comprehensive public transportation network for the
suburbs of Northeastern Illinois, this Initiative belongs to the communities
and residents of South and Southwest Cook County and Will County.
Pace looks forward to working with you, and learning from
you, as together we develop a transportation plan that will best serve your
About the Initiative