Pace’s new rapid transit network, Pulse, will provide enhanced express bus service to commuters using the latest technology and streamlined route design.
Pulse is designed to provide fast, frequent and reliable bus service in heavily traveled corridors of suburban Chicagoland. With the first line on Milwaukee Avenue scheduled to launch in 2018, Pulse will differ from regular fixed route bus service in quite a few ways.
- Limited-stop express service
- Vehicles equipped with Wi-Fi and other technological advancements
- Easy-to-find stations with weather protection
- Real-time bus arrival signage
Get the latest Pulse news
See updated information about the two Pulse lines under development, and the Pulse program overall.
Pulse Milwaukee Line Construction
Preliminary roadway and curb work along Milwaukee Avenue in Niles begins on November 3, 2017. Work this fall lays the groundwork for station construction in Spring 2018, and the launch of the first Pulse service later in 2018.
Take a Virtual Ride on the Pulse Milwaukee Line
This Google Earth simulation of the Pulse Milwaukee Line takes you on a virtual tour from the Jefferson Park Transit Center in Chicago north along Milwaukee Avenue to Golf Mill Shopping Center in Niles.
Pulse Dempster Line Moving Forward
Pace is currently planning the second Pulse line, the Dempster Line. Two open houses were held in September 2017. The project team has met with agencies and local municipalities to develop the Project Definition Report.
Pulse Network: the Long-Term Vision
As part of Pace’s Vision 2020 plan to modernize suburban public transportation in northeastern Illinois, Pace plans a 24-line arterial bus rapid transit network to enhance mobility and suburb-to-suburb travel options. Extensive research and public input helped identify priority routes for development over the next decade.