Photo: David Wilson from Oak Park, Illinois, USA
WINTER WEATHER ALERT FOR THE CHICAGO AREA
The National Weather Service is forecasting as much as 8 inches of snow in the
Chicagoland area, beginning Friday through Saturday 1/19, followed by extremely cold
temperatures continuing through Sunday 1/20 and Monday 1/21. Pace expects delays in
service and has boosted operations and maintenance crew levels to help support those
on the road. Passengers should keep these hazardous conditions in mind and allow extra
travel time during these days. Paratransit customers should consider postponing non-essential
travel and should cancel unneeded reservations as soon as possible.
If you plan to travel on these days, Pace recommends you:
- Allow extra time for your trip as road conditions will likely be poor,
- Dress warmly if you will be outdoors for even a few minutes, and
- Take extra caution when getting to and from the vehicle.
Greetings from Pace's New Executive Director
I'm Rocky Donahue and I was recently appointed interim Executive
Director of Pace. I began my career here nearly 35 years ago
and I believe now what I believed then: Pace makes people's
lives better. Every day, Pace connects people to jobs and school;
guaranteeing our riders have access to opportunities within
and outside of their neighborhoods. Pace offers independence
to people with disabilities; ensuring trips to the doctor or
grocery store and visits with friends are convenient and safe.
Pace connects communities; offering riders access to recreational
activities from sporting activities to shopping. We are a lifeline
for nearly 40 million customers each year.
While I am proud of our collective success, we face mounting
challenges. Decreasing sales tax revenue and diminished state
funding have hit public transit hard. Despite these barriers,
Pace continues to provide efficient, reliable and innovative
services to our riders. We cannot continue to operate a transit
system built for yesterday and expect it to work for tomorrow.
I pledge to keep Pace moving forward to meet the needs of our
evolving region, including advocating for a much-needed, dedicated,
and sustainable capital funding from the State of Illinois.
I'm humbled and honored to have the opportunity to better Pace
in yet another capacity and look forward to serving you.
Pace Call-n-Ride is now Pace On Demand
New name, same affordable ride right outside your door! In
part to draw attention to the online booking feature added to
most of our former Call-n-Ride routes (and coming soon to the
rest), Pace has rebranded this convenient service. It will still
work the same way: Anyone in one of the eleven On Demand regions
can reserve a ride to anywhere else within that region. The
fare is still just $2.00 with Ventra!
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,
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