Pace is currently planning the second Pulse line, the Dempster Line. The project team has met with agencies and local municipalities to develop the Project Definition Report, which outlines initial design concepts and preliminary station locations, as well as preliminary operating costs and project estimates. An environmental review will be finalized in 2018 and public meetings continue to be held to gather public input.
The Dempster Line will link to the O’Hare International Airport Kiss-n-Fly station, Pace and CTA bus routes, CTA Purple and Yellow lines, CTA Blue Line via O'Hare International Airport, and Metra’s UP-North, UP-Northwest and North Central Service rail lines, maximizing regional connectivity.
Key features of the new Pulse Dempster Line include:
- A faster, more reliable bus service for the thousands of commuters who use Dempster Street, particularly customers who use Pace Route 250.
- Increased accessibility to local businesses, education, hospitals, other transit routes, and O’Hare International Airport.
- Modern buses and stations with new amenities to create a more enjoyable passenger experience.
- Convenient connections to other transit routes to help commuters reach their destinations.
Coordination and collaboration with local municipalities, the Chicago Department of Aviation, Chicago Department of Transportation, Illinois Department of Transportation, Federal Transit Administration, Metra and the Chicago Transit Authority is ongoing.