Pace Temporarily Suspending Service on Route 610
Beginning Monday, May 18, Pace will temporarily suspend all service on Route 610 due low ridership during the COVID-19 pandemic.
As of May 18, COVID-19 will have affected service on 100 Pace fixed routes. The best way to stay informed on changes like these is by subscribing to text or email alerts for specific routes by visiting pacebus.com. Pace's developing response to COVID-19 is detailed at pacebus.com/health; riders can also visit that page to subscribe to alerts on this topic.
Use Pace Bus Tracker for Real-Time Bus Locations
Pace's Bus Tracker service uses satellite and GPS-based technology to monitor buses' locations in real time. On their website, you can track the next time your Pace bus will arrive at or depart from your bus stop with just the click of a mouse. You can even see where your bus is, in real time, on a map. Your Bus Tracker helps you better plan your bus trip by giving you a list of expected arrival or departure times. You can also sign up for e-mail notifications to alert you when your bus is on its way. Click here to be connected to the Pace Bus Tracker website.
"POSTED STOPS ONLY" POLICY
Several Pace Routes operate under a "Posted Stops Only" policy. Buses on these routes will stop to pick up and drop off passengers only at bus stop signs with the Pace logo and route number.
This change was put into effect in October 2016 in order to improve passenger and motorist safety, provide better information for riders, and improve the route's on-time performance. A handout listing all the designated bus stop locations is available on board, online at pacebus.com and by calling Pace Customer Relations at (847) 364-7223, option 3.
Route 554: Provides weekday and Saturday service between the Pace Elgin Transportation Center, Elgin Metra Station, Hanover Park Metra and Schaumburg (Woodfield Mall and Northwest Transportation Center). Buses travel on Chicago/Irving Park, Barrington, Golf and Meacham roads. Service on this route is provided to Towne Place West, Metra MD/West Line Hanover Park Station, the Irving Park Commercial Corridor in Streamwood/Hanover Park, St. Alexius Medical Center, Woodfield Mall, and the Pace Northwest Transportation Center. The route also connects with Pace Hoffman Estates On Demand for local service in Hoffman Estates between 9:00AM and 3:00PM. Route serves Posted Stops Only along the entire route. See information on Route 208 for transfers from Route 554 to reach destinations further to the east along Golf Road.
Route 599 - Hoffman Estates On-Demand: The Hoffman Estates On Demand provides midday, prescheduled, curb-to-curb trips within the area bounded by I-90, Roselle Rd., Bode Rd., Barrington Rd., Higgins Rd. and Greenspoint Pkwy. between 6:00am and 6:30pm on weekdays. Destinations served include Pace I-90/Barrington Rd. Station, Greenspoint Office Park and AMITA St. Alexius Hospital. Timed stops at Pace I-90/Barrington Rd. Station are available. No same-day reservations are accepted after 2:00pm. For more detailed information about the service or to schedule a ride, please visit PaceBus.com/OnDemand or call (224) 323-2998.
Route 603: Route 603 provides express, bidirectional weekday and Saturday service between the Pace Elgin Transportation Center and the Rosemont Transit Center via Pace I-90/IL 25 Station, Pace I-90/Barrington Rd. Station and the Jane Addams Memorial Tollway (I-90). Weekday trips operate every 30 minutes during peak hours and every 60 minutes at other times between 5:45am to 8:25pm. Saturday service operates hourly from 7:02am to 7:25pm. Route serves Posted Stops Only along the entire route.
Route 605: Route 605 provides express, bidirectional weekday and Saturday service between Pace I-90/Randall Rd.Station and Rosemont Transit Center via Pace I-90/IL 25 Station, Pace I-90/Barrington Rd. Station and the Jane Addams Memorial Tollway (I-90). Weekday service operates every 30 minutes during peak and every 60 minutes at other times between 5:15am and 11:38pm. Saturday service operates hourly from 6:15am to 8:08pm. Route serves Posted Stops Only along the entire route.
Route 607: Route 607 provides express, bidirectional weekday and Saturday service between Pace I-90/Randall Rd. Station and the Pace Northwest Transportation Center in Schaumburg via Pace I-90/IL 25 Station, Pace I-90/Barrington Rd. Station and the Jane Addams Memorial Tollway (I-90). Weekday service operates every 30 minutes between 5:20am and 10:33pm. Saturday service operates every 30 minutes between 7:02am and 7:03pm. Route serves Posted Stops Only along the entire route.
Route 610: Route 610 provides weekday rush hour, bidirectional express service between Rosemont Transit Center and Sears at Prairie Stone Business Park via Pace I-90/Barrington Rd. Station and the Jane Addams Memorial Tollway (I-90). Commuters can park their vehicle for free at the Sears Centre Park-n-Ride, located in Lot C, and board Route 610 for express service to the CTA Blue Line Rosemont Station.
Route 602: Route 602 provides weekday rush hour commuter service for locations in Central Schaumburg including Colony Lakes, Autumn Chase and Salem Hill & Interlude Apartment complexes, Weathersfield, Legend Park to the Schaumburg Metra Station.
Route 696: Route 696 provides weekday service from Mt. Prospect to Palatine. Service operates from Randhurst Mall to Harper College. Rush hour service runs every 30 minutes. Mid-day service runs every hour. Serves the following major destinations: Randhurst Mall, Prospect H.S., Metra Union Pacific Northwest Line (Arlington Heights), Cook County Courthouse, Rolling Meadows Shopping Center, East Park, Mallard Cove, Woodfield Gardens, Motorola Headquarters, Schaumburg Convention Center, IKEA, Roosevelt University, Woodfield Mall, Pace Northwest Transportation Center and Harper College.
Northwest Transportation Center: Other Pace routes are available from the Northwest Transportation Center, located near Woodfield Mall at 1730 Kimberly Drive, Schaumburg. These provide a network of connections to destinations within the Northwest suburbs.
ADA Paratransit ServicesPace's ADA Paratransit Service is a curb-to-curb dial-a-ride service for individuals with disabilities who cannot use the fixed route system. ADA is provided within three quarters of a mile on each side of fixed service bus routes.
Pace Ride Share and Vanpool
Pace RideShare is a free, easy and convenient service that connects commuters throughout the Chicagoland area who are interested in sharing their drive to work. The program gives residents and employees in Northeastern Illinois the ability to identify potential carpool partners quickly and securely.
Employer Commuter Grant
Employers who encourage ridesharing or public transportation for employees may want to investigate Pace's grant program. The Employer Commuter Grant reimburses employers for eligible expenses up to $20,000 per year. Intended to offer short term assistance for program start up, the commuter grant could be an attractive option for employers to pursue.
Driving Innovations: The Pace Strategic Vision Plan
In 2002, Pace adopted Vision 2020: The Blueprint for the Future, which has served as the agency's guiding planning document throughout the past couple decades. Vision 2020 called for many ambitious major initiatives such as Expressway-based services, new vehicle technologies, and arterial rapid transit service now known as Pulse.
In 2021, the agency will present Driving Innovation: The Pace Strategic Vision Plan. This plan will succeed Vision 2020 and guide new and updated programs, services, and initiatives for the coming years. For more information, visit Pace's Driving Innovation page.