First-of-its-kind ADA transfer facility will prioritize accessibility with public restrooms, an indoor waiting area, EV charging stations, and additional parking.
The project - made possible by Rebuild Illinois funding - will transform a critical hub for paratransit with new assets that promote accessibility, expand capacity, and enhance comfort and aesthetics for people with disabilities and other commuters.
The improvements to the site include the demolition of the former Schaumburg Post Office and the renovation of an existing facility that will accommodate customers, for the first time, with indoor waiting area and public restrooms. The concept was informed by feedback from Pace’s ADA Advisory Committees and reinforces the agency’s commitment to advancing the accessibility and equity of its service, a key aspiration of its strategic plan.
The Pace Northwest Transportation Center is a major hub with over 1,000 daily boardings, including I-90 Express buses which utilize the Illinois Tollway I-90 Flex Lanes to bypass congestion and connect commuters to the CTA Blue Line at Rosemont.
The new transit center and ADA Transfer Facility will include two new dual-port car charging stations, with capacity for four electric cars, an expanded drop-off area, and new Pace branded signs with real-time bus departure information.
New sidewalks will provide pedestrian access from Mall Drive and Kimberly Drive to the bus terminal, and parking capacity will increase from 192 spaces (6 ADA) to 301 spaces (8 ADA) to support the popular I-90 Express services.
Other improvements include landscaping and site furnishings, seating, Ventra ticketing, and digital and audio bus arrival information.