Traveling on the I-90 SmartRoad
Thanks to major rebuilding and widening work Illinois Tollway completed on the Jane Addams Memorial Tollway (I-90), Pace was able to undertake several projects along the corridor between Rosemont and Elgin.
In December 2016, Pace launched the largest-ever service expansion in the agency's history, with the addition of six new routes, enhanced service on six other routes, and improvements to passenger facilities along the corridor. Twenty-five new buses serve the express routes, featuring comfortable, high-backed seats and top-of-the-line features. Riders can stow a briefcase in overhead containers, read using the seat's individual overhead light, charge a phone using our USB outlets, or browse the web using onboard Wi-Fi.
Buses traveling along I-90 are now able to use the new Flex Lanes whenever there is traffic. These lanes are available to buses and emergency vehicles and allow our passengers to avoid traffic on the highway. Flex Lanes are part of what Illinois Tollway calls the I-90 SmartRoad. Learn more about the cutting-edge technology behind this project at illinoistollway.com or by watching the video below.
Several passenger facilities serve as hubs for riders using expanded bus service. Three of these facilities were constructed as part of this project: Pace I-90/Randall Rd. Station (opened Dec. 2016), Pace I-90/IL 25 Station (opened Dec. 2017), and Pace I-90/Barrington Rd. Station (opened Aug. 2018), our system's first-ever in-line, on-highway stop.