Improved Passenger Facilities
Regional Transportation Centers
The Vision 2020 plan calls
for 16 regional transportation centers and 150 smaller community transit centers.
These locations will be the centerpiece of transit service in a given community
and already exist in many places.
For instance, in Aurora, the Metra station is a hub for a large number of
routes serving that city. From this center, people can use Pace's community-based
service to travel not only to the Metra station but also to all the other bus
routes that serve Aurora. In addition, routes that travel longer distances will
also stop at the Transportation Centers, allowing for transfers between the
community-based service and the regional Express Routes.
Aurora Transportation Center
This "hub and spoke" system will tremendously improve the ability of Pace
riders to travel everywhere they need to go!
In addition, these stations will also have electronic information kiosks
so passengers will know when the next bus is arriving and indoor waiting areas
with convenience stores for passengers' comfort.
Electronic signage will let waiting passengers know when
the next bus is coming.