The Pulse 95th Street Line will run between the CTA Red Line 95th/Dan Ryan Station in Chicago and Moraine Valley Community College in Palos Hills. With major destinations and connections to other Pace and CTA bus routes as well as Metra’s Rock Island and Southwest Service lines, 95th Street Line passengers will have a variety of local and regional connection options.
Linking major destinations the Pulse 95th Street Line is expected to provide significant transit improvements to the communities of Palos Hills, Hickory Hills, Chicago Ridge, Bridgeview, Oak Lawn, Hometown, Evergreen Park, and Chicago.
Pulse provides various improvements over current service including:
- Fast, reliable, and frequent service to your favorite destinations
- Free Wi-Fi and other amenities on Pulse-branded buses
- Modern, heated stations
- Real-time next bus arrival information
- Faster boarding and improved accessibility at stations
- A "queue jump” that allow buses to skip traffic backups at the most congested intersection
- Transit Signal Priority for buses throughout the corridor ensuring reliable service
- Improved connections to other transit services
The project corridor is approximately 13 miles in length and runs east and west between the CTA Red Line 95th/Dan Ryan Station in Chicago and Moraine Valley Community College in Palos Hills. The corridor is primarily along 95th Street, as well as several other roadways in Evergreen Park, Oak Lawn, Chicago Ridge, Bridgeview, and Palos Hills.
The proposed Pulse 95th Street Line includes connections to other transit services including the CTA Red Line 95th/Dan Ryan Station, various Pace and CTA routes, Metra Rock Island 95th St-Longwood and 95th St-Beverly Hills stations, and Metra Southwest Service at the Oak Lawn Patriot Station. The Pulse 95th Street Line also provides connections to planned Pulse Lines along Halsted Street and Harlem Avenue.
Where Are We Now?
As of December 2023, the Project has obtained National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) approval. The NEPA process ensures that environmental impacts are carefully considered and addressed, guaranteeing that the project aligns with federal standards while delivering improved transportation options to these communities.
During the environmental review, Pace sought input from the project Corridor Advisory Group and the public. In 2022, the Cook County Department of Transportation and Highways partnered with Pace to help fund the environmental review phase with an Invest in Cook grant.
The project will now move into final design followed by construction. Both remaining phases are fully funded through a Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality (CMAQ) grant awarded by the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP).