Safe, Essential, Transparent
Since the pandemic began, Pace has focused on three core principles: safety, transparency, and the essential need Pace serves. We’ve worked hard to maintain the critical transportation service our region’s residents rely on for access to employment, medical care, and necessities.
April 19, 2022: In response to Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s announcement, masks will be welcome but not required on Pace buses or at facilities, effective immediately. Please be courteous and kind toward your fellow riders and bus operators as this has been a difficult period for everyone. Let’s all do what we can to help each other on the way back. Thank you for your continued support and cooperation.
Please do your part to prevent the spread of COVID-19:
- Wear a mask on board and at Pace facilities if you wish.
- Talk to your healthcare provider about the benefits of vaccination, and consider getting a free vaccine today.
- Give operators and other riders space.
- Use your Ventra Card to pay and take your seat promptly.
- Check to make sure your service is running regularly.
- Ride with a personal care attendant if you’ll need physical assistance.
- Sign up for text and email alerts at the button at the bottom of this page.
- Follow Pace on social media.
We will continue to:
- Prioritize the safety of our passengers and personnel.
- Deep clean and sanitize vehicles daily.
- Clean high-touch surfaces throughout the day.
- Provide riders with hand sanitizer.
- Provide operators with PPE and thermometers for taking their temperature before reporting to work.
- Separate operators from passengers using temporary and permanent barriers.
- Temporarily waive TAP fares.
- Operate reduced service on some routes, reflecting reduced ridership (in accordance with our 2021 budget) while other routes experiencing an increase in demand have been reinstated.
- Report on Covid-19 cases at Pace.
As the situation develops, Pace’s response may change. Stay informed by monitoring email and text alerts from Pace.