Pulse Milwaukee Line launching August 11
Pace is excited to announce the launch of its first Pulse rapid transit line, the Pulse Milwaukee Line. Operations begin on Sunday, August 11, 2019. Pulse provides limited-stop bus service incorporating streamlined route design and modern technology to provide a better experience for passengers. Passengers travelling along Milwaukee Avenue between the CTA Jefferson Park Transit Center and Golf Mill Shopping Center in Niles will soon benefit from increased service, limited stops, state-of-the-art stations, and Bus Tracker signs at every boarding location.
"Pulse represents the next generation of Pace service," said Pace Chairman Richard Kwasneski. "The frequency and affordability of this service will improve access to jobs, education, medical care, shopping and entertainment for the residents we serve."
Initially, Pulse buses will serve all Niles stations as well as temporary stops in Chicago; throughout the fall, additional stations in Chicago will open as construction completes.
Milwaukee Line the First of Many
With an eye to the future, Pace works hard to ensure it is offering the level of service its riders want. Faster, more frequent, and more reliable service is vital to stay competitive with other travel options available to Illinoisans. Currently, work is underway planning for Pulse service on Dempster Street, Halsted Street, and 95th Street. A study focusing on Harlem Avenue service was also completed recently.
Pace Route 270 Service to Continue
While Pulse buses will stop only at major intersections to improve speed and reliability, current Route 270 passengers will not be stranded. The local route will continue to serve 71 stops on Milwaukee Avenue; only 13 special B trips will be discontinued. Route 270 will operate less frequently once Pule begins running service every 10-20 minutes. Read more.
Other August Service Changes
Pace Routes 330 and 331 serving the western suburbs of Cook County will also see enhancements on August 11. As part of this service expansion, they will incorporate portions of Pace Route 304 and 326, which were eliminated as part of Pace's 2018 budget.