What Will Happen to Pace's Route 250?
The Pulse Dempster Line will complement existing Route 250 service by providing faster, more frequent service to the most popular destinations along the Dempster Street corridor.
The Pulse stations will be strategically located to serve current Pace customers along the corridor. The Dempster Line stations will be located roughly every half mile between Evanston and the O’Hare International Airport.
Pace anticipates that many current Route 250 riders will use the Dempster Line because of the faster travel times, increased frequency, and improved on-time performance. While changes to Route 250 service frequency may be considered, any significant changes will be subject to a public hearing.
Throughout the project, stakeholder involvement activities for the project will involve outreach to stakeholders and coordination with communities, businesses, public agencies, interest groups, and the general public.
Pace held more than 30 meetings in 2020 with municipal officials, property owners, and other stakeholders along the corridor. These discussions allowed Pace to finalize the engineering drawings for each of the Pulse stations that are being constructed.
As the project proceeds, continued public involvement and outreach efforts will be a priority. Pace will continue to connect with current customers, the general public, affected property owners, communities, and business groups through a variety of outreach activities.