Pace Releases Proposed 2019 Budget, Will Hold Public Hearings

Pace is holding public hearings on its proposed program and budget for 2019, its operating financial plan for 2019-2021, and its capital plan for 2019-2023. While the agency presents a balanced and stable budget for 2019 with no fare increases, it proposing service cuts on 14 underperforming routes in order reinvest funds in more productive service. Twelve hearings will be held across the region we serve; please attend and let us know what you think. If you cannot attend a hearing, submit a comment online here.



Officials Celebrate new Pace Route 754 Lewis University - CTA Blue Line Clinton Station

Officials from Pace Bus, Lewis University, Romeoville, and Will County gathered yesterday to celebrate the launch of Pace's new service, Route 754 Lewis University - CTA Blue Line Clinton Station.

The free services uses coach buses with onboard Wi-Fi to take Lewis University students and staff traveling from Chicago, a morning trip takes passengers from the CTA Blue Line Clinton Station to the school and a return trip brings them back in the mid-afternoon. Read more.



Officials Celebrate Pace's New Clean Diesel Fleet

Local, county and state officials gathered in Waukegan last week to celebrate Pace's new fleet of clean diesel buses operating out of Pace North Division. Clean diesel is highly refined to improve efficiency and reduce harmful emissions. These vehicles use ultra-low sulfur diesel (ULSD) that immediately cuts soot emissions from vehicles by 10 percent. Former Hainesville Mayor Linda Soto, who represents Lake County on Pace's Board of Directors, said, "These buses are very quiet, which contributes the quality of life for those who live and work near bus routes. And, there's no black diesel smoke. That contributes to quality of life for all of us. [Read more]