Upcoming Public Hearings

Public Hearings on the Proposed
Implementation of the Pulse Milwaukee Line and
Reduction of Service on Route 270 -- Milwaukee Avenue

Notice is hereby given that Pace, the Suburban Bus Division of the Regional Transportation Authority, will hold public hearings on the proposed:

1) Implementation of the Pulse Milwaukee Line:

Pulse is a rapid transit service proposed on Milwaukee Avenue which will provide fast, frequent, limited-stop express bus service between the Jefferson Park Transit Center in Chicago and Golf Mill Shopping Center in Niles. Pulse Stations will be located along Milwaukee Avenue at the following locations: Golf Mill Shopping Center, Dempster, Main, Oakton, Harlem, Touhy, Devon, Austin, Central, Jefferson Park Transit Center.

Pulse stations include upgraded passenger amenities such as heated shelters, pavement snowmelt systems, bicycle racks, trash receptacles, and a vertical station marker with real-time bus arrival information. Pulse service will only operate to new stations. These stations are strategically located to serve most of the current Pace bus riders along the Milwaukee Avenue corridor.

Additionally, the Pulse Milwaukee Line is proposed to improve the frequency and hours of service on Milwaukee Avenue. Pulse stations will also be served by local Route 270 -- Milwaukee Avenue service and at some stations by CTA and Niles Free Bus routes.

2) Reduction of Service on Route 270 - Milwaukee Avenue:

Route 270 will continue to operate weekday, Saturday, and Sunday service between the Jefferson Park Transit Center and Golf Mill Shopping Center. Route 270 'B' trips that operate select weekday trips via Sanders-Willow-Pfingsten are proposed to be eliminated. On weekdays and Saturday, certain Route 270 trips will continue to operate between the Jefferson Park Transit Center and Glenbrook Hospital in Glenview.

However, given the proposed increased frequency and hours of service on the Pulse Milwaukee line, Pace is proposing a service reduction on Route 270 (see below).

Proposed Operating Plan *

  Current Route 270 Proposed Pulse Proposed Route 270
Hours of Service Weekday 5:00am-11:15pm 5:00am-12:30am 6:00am-9:45pm
Saturday 5:30am-11:45pm 5:00am-12:30am 6:30am-9:45pm
Sunday 6:00am-11:30pm 6:00am-12:00am 6:30am-9:45pm
Frequency Weekday Peak 10-15 minutes 10 minutes 60 minutes
Weekday Off-Peak 20-45 minutes 15-20 minutes 60 minutes
Saturday 20-60 minutes 15-20 minutes 60 minutes
Sunday 20-60 minutes 15-20 minutes 60 minutes

* The hours of service and frequencies shown are approximate.


Public hearings are scheduled for:

Monday, July 16, 2018
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
City of Chicago Police Department -
Jefferson Park 16th District
Station Community Room
5151 North Milwaukee Avenue
Chicago, IL 60630

Wednesday, July 18, 2018
4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Niles - Maine District Library
Large Meeting Room
6960 Oakton Street
Niles, IL 60714


Any person wishing to comment on the proposed service changes is welcome to attend the public hearing. Prior to the public hearing, written comments may be submitted to Pace, External Relations, 550 West Algonquin Road, Arlington Heights, IL 60005 or to our website "Public Hearing Comment Form".

Individuals with disabilities who plan to attend this hearing and who require accommodations other than transportation, and individuals who require translation into a language other than English to allow them to observe and/or participate are requested to contact Pace at (847) 364-7223 option 3 (voice) five business days prior to the scheduled hearing.


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