2016 is going to be a hard year to top. It was a remarkable year that included
our largest service expansion ever (the I-90 Market Expansion Program), the
growth of our real-time information signage program, the launch of our first
CNG fueling station and buses, and the addition of more Bus on Shoulder service.
As you can see, we′ve been busy implementing several projects that provide
better service to our customers, make the agency a more efficient steward of
taxpayer dollars, and encourage additional commuters to make the switch to
While Pace has been nationally recognized for its performance over many
years, we know there is still much work to do to offer northeastern Illinois
residents an attractive alternative to the private automobile. In partnership
with our local communities, spread across six counties, we look forward to
achieving our goals and meeting your expectations. Here′s some of what′s
in store for 2017.
Pace expands Call-n-Ride offerings and launches online reservations
In October 2016, the latest Pace Call-n-Ride service debuted in the Naperville/Aurora
area. It serves the Fox Valley Mall and the bustling IL-59 retail corridor,
as well at the Route 59 Metra Station. This newest offering is the tenth Call-n-Ride
service Pace has implemented in the past decade.
More Info here.
I-90 SmartRoad and Flex Lane
As part of the I-90 Rebuilding and Widening Project, the entire I-90 corridor
has been reconstructed to include flexible infrastructure to enable the Tollway
to add new "smart" features as needed or as they become available
in the years to come. The new I-90 SmartRoad will feature integrated transit
with Pace, which will create the option for Pace buses to travel in the new
Flex Lanes (inside lanes and shoulders) on I-90 to route around congestion
and provide more reliable service.
Making Progress on Pulse Rapid Transit Service
Pulse is a rapid transit service that will provide faster trips and better
amenities for thousands of customers in Chicago and nearby suburbs. After several
public meetings and input from a local advisory group, the engineering of the
Pulse Milwaukee Line is complete and Pace has gone out to bid for construction
of that project.