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Introducing Pulse

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 2019, 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

What's New


UPCOMING Public Meeting

Central Harlem Avenue Corridor Study Open House

October 4, 2018 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Oak Park Public Library
(Community Engagement Room)
834 Lake Street
Oak Park, IL 60301


Recent Public Meetings

Central Harlem Avenue Corridor Study Open House
July 12, 2018
Morton West High School


Pulse Milwaukee Line/270 Public Hearings

July 16, 2018
City of Chicago Police Department-Jefferson Park 16th District Station (Community Room)

July 18, 2018
Niles - Maine District Library 


Recent Pulse Dempster Line Open Houses

Members of the public had a chance to learn about Pace's plans for the Dempster Line at two open houses in February.

Information presented at those events can be found here.

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.

Read the press release here.

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 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.