"Rocking the Shoulder" Video
Is it wrong that skipping in line feels so good? If you haven’t experienced Bus-on-Shoulder, enjoy this test ride featuring the ultimate traffic "jam". Tell us what song you'd add to our Traffic Jams playlist on social media by using #RockingTheShoulder.
Pace has been rocking the shoulder since November 2011, providing faster rides for commuters and removing cars from the region's expressways. After 10 years of service, Pace still remains one of the only transit providers in the nation offering these innovative routes to riders, and the service along I-55 Stevenson Expressway is one of Pace’s biggest success stories to date with a 600 percent ridership increase since it launched in 2011. That felt worthy of an epic celebration, so we decided to rock out in honor of all the VIP riders, drivers, and contributors who chose not to stay in their lane a decade ago and never looked back.
We curated a Spotify playlist of songs that capture the feeling of flying past traffic. It launched with 59 songs—one for every minute the average Chicagoan spends in traffic daily. But we didn’t want to jam alone, so we’re adding to it regularly with song suggestions from riders who submit recommendations on social media using #RockingTheShoulder.
Want to learn more?
- Learn more about the Expressway Based Routes
- Plan your trip with Pace today. Remember, not all routes will use the shoulder, but they will all let you sit back, relax and jam out.
Now, tell us YOUR favorite song for cruising past traffic.
Submit a song suggestion on Facebook or Twitter using #RockingTheShoulder for a chance to have it featured on our Traffic Jams playlist. Using the hashtag gives Pace permission to share your entry and tag you on its own social media channels.
Even with a perfect playlist for driving the fast lane, we felt something was missing. So, we partnered with a local artist to create an original song, Rocking The Shoulder, to celebrate decades more of Bus-on-Shoulder and other service innovations to support mobility.