Thanks to major rebuilding and widening work Illinois Tollway has recently
completed on the Jane Addams Memorial Tollway (I-90), Pace has been able to undertake
several projects along the corridor between Rosemont and Elgin.
In December 2016, Pace launched the largest-ever service expansion in the
agency's history, with the addition of six new routes, enhanced service on six
other routes, and the opening of the I-90/Randall Road Park-n-Ride Station. Over
the course of 2017, Pace continued to improve service and the facilities, including
the opening of the Flex Lanes and, in December 2017, the new I-90/IL 25 Park-n-Ride
Station. For an overview of our latest improvements,
read our Winter 2017-18 brochure
Buses traveling along I-90 are now able to use the new Flex Lanes whenever
there is traffic. These lanes are available to buses and emergency vehicles
and allow our passengers to avoid traffic on the highway.
The Flex Lane is part of what Illinois Tollway calls the I-90 SmartRoad.
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The final part of our initiative -- the construction of three new, innovative
Park-n-Ride Stations -- is well underway.
I-90/Randall Road Park-n-Ride Station
This facility in Elgin is complete and operational. Featuring 150 free parking
spaces, it is served by Pace Routes 550, 605 and 607. The express routes connect
Elgin to Rosemont (and to Chicago via the CTA Blue Line) and Schaumburg.
I-90/IL 25 Park-n-Ride Station
Open since December 2017, the Pace I-90/IL 25 Park-n-Ride Station further
connects Elgin and the surrounding area to Schaumburg, Rosemont, and Chicago.
This project also brought about improvements to the area's pedestrian infrastructure,
with the installation of new sidewalks connecting the station to adjacent neighborhoods.
This station's 199 parking spaces are served by Routes 603, 605, and 607. Route
543 on Dundee Road is only a short walk away.
I-90/Barrington Road Park-n-Ride Station
The region's first-ever highway-based bus rapid transit station is coming
to Hoffman Estates! A pedestrian bridge over the tollway is complete, and two
tunnels passing beneath ramps allow commuters to access eastbound and westbound
buses with ease. The investment in walkability at this location connects Pace
passengers to adjacent jobs and residences as well as forthcoming bike, kiss-n-ride
and park-n-ride facilities. Once fully open in 2018, commuters will have access
to Pace Routes 603, 605 and 607 (and a forthcoming distributor service) as well
as 170 free parking spaces and a kiss-n-ride area.
The 25 new buses that operate the I-90 express routes feature comfortable,
high-backed seats and top-of-the-line features. Riders can stow a briefcase in
overhead containers, read using the seat's individual overhead light, charge
a phone using our USB outlets, or browse the web using onboard Wi-Fi.
New & Improved Service
The graphic below details the routes and park-n-ride facilities along the