Pace Suburban Bus

Arlington Heights, IL 60005


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550 West Algonquin Road
Arlington Heights, IL 60005
United States

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The backbone of Chicago's suburbs, Pace serves tens of thousands of daily riders with more fixed bus routes, vanpools and Dial-a-Ride programs.

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RTA of Northern Illinois submits request for $375 million in federal funding to fight climate change

The funding would allow the CTA, Metra and Pace to purchase and deploy state-of-the-art green technology benefiting riders and residents across four counties.
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Fare Collection

Pace changes fare policy for paratransit riders

Feb. 20, 2024
Pace passengers who are certified for paratransit service by the RTA of Northern Illinois can now ride for free on any Pace fixed route.
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Pace, South Suburban College celebrate success of bus operator recruitment partnership

Jan. 26, 2024
The partnership provides students with a customized two-week CDL course that prepares them to obtain their CDL permit and start their career as professional bus operators.
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Pace celebrates launch of Pulse Dempster Line

Nov. 13, 2023
The Pulse Dempster Line provides premium bus service with limited stops, modern stations and frequent service every 15 to 20 minutes.
Maulik Vaishnav joins RTA team as senior deputy executive director of planning and capital programming

RTA of Northern Illinois appoints Maulik Vaishnav as senior deputy executive director of planning and capital programming

Vaishnav will coordinate with the CTA, Metra, Pace, other government entities, civic partners and department staff to support regional and local planning and programs.
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Shared Mobility

Pace cuts ribbon on Round Lake Area On Demand service expansion

Oct. 6, 2023
The expansion more than doubles the service area and adds more vehicles to the program.
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Shelters, Stations, Fixtures, Parking & Lighting

Pace reveals completed bus station along Pulse Dempster Line

Aug. 10, 2023
The Pulse Dempster Line will provide faster bus service with limited stops, accessible trip information and modern amenities to the community.

Articles & News

Regional Transportation Authority

Regional Transportation Authority of Northern Illinois selects eight stations for pilot program aimed at boosting transit safety

May 17, 2024
The projects will create a welcoming environment and address real and perceived safety issues at stations serving CTA, Metra and Pace systems.
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Pace, Broward County Transit debut electric buses

Jan. 22, 2024
Pace introduced its first battery-electric bus while BCT unveiled its inaugural electric express coach bus.
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2023 40 Under 40: Charlotte Obodzinski, AICP

Aug. 22, 2023
Charlotte Obodzinski, AICP, Department Manager, Priority Project Management Office, Pace Suburban Bus
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L-R: Pace Director Chris Canning; Schaumburg Trustee Jaime Clar; Pace Director David Guerin; Pace Executive Director Melinda Metzger; Pace Chairman Rick Kwasneski; Representative Michelle Mussman; Representative Nabeela Syed; Representative Mary Beth Canty; Pace Director Bill McLeod; Pace ADA Suburban Advisory Committee Chairperson Jemal Powell; and RTA Executive Director Leanne Redden.

Pace breaks ground on ADA paratransit transfer facility

The first-of-its-kind ADA Transfer Point will prioritize accessibility with public restrooms, an indoor waiting area, EV charging stations and additional parking.
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Fare Collection

Fare system developments: NCTD, BMO Financial, Pace and CTA

Feb. 16, 2023
Northern San Diego County, Calif., Coaster customers, Canadian transit riders and Chicago region transit users will be able to take advantage of new discounts, new fare options...
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2022 40 Under 40: Gary R. Scott, Jr., MPA,

Aug. 23, 2022
Gary R. Scott, Jr., MPA, Senior Project Manager, Paratransit Services, Pace Suburban Bus
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Officials cutting the ribbon on the new Pace Plainfield Facility, which will be operational this fall. Left to right: Pace Exec. Dir. Melinda Metzger, fmr. Pace Director Roger Claar, Will County Exec. Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant, Pace Chairman Rick Kwasneski, RTA Chairman Kirk Dillard, IL Sen. Meg Loughran Cappel, Northern Builders Sr. VP Matthew Grusecki, Plainfield Mayor John Argoudelis.

Pace celebrates opening of Plainfield maintenance and storage garage

The facility is Pace’s first new fixed-route garage in more than three decades and will allow for the expansion of its Bus on Shoulder Express Service.
Cook County
Octavia Saffold, a Metra Electric rider, offered a testimonial of the positive impact the Fair Transit South Cook pilot program has had on her life.
Fare Collection

Fair Transit South Cook pilot labeled a success in first annual report

The final two years of the program will see the partners working on an integrated fare payment solution that supports the program’s goals of providing more equitable mobility....
Regional Transportation Authority
RTA, CTA, Metra and Pace have launched a joint advocacy campaign in the Chicago region to share the benefits of transit.

Chicago region’s RTA launches ‘Forward for All’ campaign

The advocacy campaign aims to strengthen regional pride in the transit network and build awareness on the positive impact CTA, Pace and Metra services bring to the area.
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Melinda J. Metzger, executive director, Pace

Metzger becomes first female executive director of Pace

Metzger, who has 40 years of transit experience, has filled the role in an interim capacity since December 2021.

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Pace launches Pace Connect

June 28, 2023
Pace Connect is a new transit service designed to provide a first and last mile transit option during late night hours in two designated zones and is geared towards third shift...
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CTA partnering with Pace on VanGo pilot program

Pace's new mobility pilot program will provide riders a new and affordable first/last mile transit option at the Rosemont Blue Line station for riders reaching the station via...
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Pace celebrates community project funding with local officials

May 22, 2023
The funding will create a passenger waiting area at the agency’s Bolingbrook Park-n-Ride, offering riders a more comfortable place to wait for the bus.
Metra, Homewood and other officials broke ground on May 11 on the $14.5 million renovation of the Homewood Station along the Metra Electric Line.
Shelters, Stations, Fixtures, Parking & Lighting

Metra breaks ground on $14.5 million renovation of Homewood Station along Metra Electric Line

May 15, 2023
The work includes the construction of a new, ADA-accessible east headhouse, the renovation of the platform, wind breaks, warming house, and gatehouse and construction of a new...
Safety & Security

APTA honors six transit agencies with 2023 Bus Safety, Security and Emergency Management Awards

The awards recognize transit organizations for their innovative and proactive safety and security programs.
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Car Sharing

Pace Board of Directors approves two rideshare pilots and contract for ADA paratransit service in DuPage and Kane Counties

March 16, 2023
The board awarded an 18-month contract for rideshare services to Via, as well as a seven-year contract to SCR for its paratransit services.
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Metra to close access to tunnel on east side of Homewood Station on March 13

Feb. 23, 2023
The station rehabilitation includes the construction of a new, ADA-accessible headhouse on the east side, as well as the installation of new drainage, ventilation, lighting, and...

Pace Board of Directors see update in significant initiatives during February meeting

Feb. 20, 2023
Updates include an ordinance authorizing work to integrate Pace’s on Demand service into its new MaaS platform, hearing from the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning and honoring...

RTA of Northeastern Illinois Board of Directors adopt “Transit is the Answer” strategic plan

The plan outlines 14 key areas of advocacy and action that were co-created with stakeholders to guide priorities in areas like funding, safety, speed and reliability.