South Cook County - Will County Initiative

More about the service restructuring process

and what it means to you,

your community, and

your business.



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 needs.

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 available.

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 their representatives.

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 regional plan.

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 needs.

About the Initiative

Initiative Overview Routes in the Initiative Area
Map of the Initiative Area Communities in the Initiative

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