The Pulse Milwaukee Line is live and in service as of August 11, 2019!
Pulse is Pace’s new rapid transit service that provides frequent, fast, and reliable transit. Pulse service combines technologies such as Transit Signal Priority (TSP) and limited-stop service with roadway improvements such as raised platforms to reduce travel times and provide greater rider amenities.
What is the Pulse Milwaukee Line Project?
The Pulse Milwaukee Line was identified as Pace’s first corridor for implementation of a rapid transit service. This route was selected based on strength of existing transit service, benefits to local and regional transit connectivity, existing and projected ridership and local community support. The Milwaukee Line is 7.6 miles in length and serves the Village of Niles and City of Chicago. The service operates, in mixed traffic, along Milwaukee Avenue between the Golf Mill Shopping Center and the Jefferson Park Transit Center.
Where are the Pulse Milwaukee Line terminals?
The northern terminus of the Pulse Milwaukee Line is the Golf Mill Shopping Center in Niles, on the south end of the mall. The southern terminus is the Jefferson Park Transit Center. At Jefferson Park, connections are available to the Metra Union Pacific Northwest Line, CTA Blue Line, and numerous local CTA and Pace bus routes. Connections are available at multiple points elsewhere along the route to several Pace and CTA bus routes.
Where are the Pulse stations located?
See the current list ofand .Stations are located roughly every half mile between Golf Mill Shopping Center and the Jefferson Park Transit Center. Intermediate stations are at Dempster Street, Main Street, Oakton Street / Oak Mill Mall, Harlem Avenue / Howard Street, Touhy Avenue, Devon Ave / Haft / Highland, Austin Avenue / Ardmore Avenue, and Central Avenue.
How were station locations determined?
Station locations were determined based on an analysis of Pace ridership patterns, site constraints, and safety conditions, and in coordination with the Chicago Department of Transportation, Chicago Transit Authority, Village of Niles, Illinois Department of Transportation, and Federal Transit Administration. Other considerations important to determining station locations included sidewalk connections, proximity to other stations and to other bus routes, transit signal priority benefits, impacts on adjacent property owners, and public input.
What Do Pulse Stations look like?