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See updated information about the two Pulse lines under development, and the Pulse program overall.

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Pulse Milwaukee Line construction update

Preliminary roadway and curb work begins November 3, 2017. Station construction is slated for Spring 2018.

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Pulse Dempster Line moving forward

Pace is currently planning the second Pulse line, the Dempster Line. Two open houses were held in September 2017. 

Information provided at those events can be found here.

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.

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Rapid Transit coming to Dempster Street

July 13, 2016 (Active Transportation Alliance Blog) A new state of the art rapid transit service is in development to take riders from Evanston to O’Hare International Airport.

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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.

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Pulse Milwaukee Line "would be a key driver spurring development" in Niles 

January 20, 2016 (Journal & Topics) - Niles Mayor Andrew Przybylo discussed plans for development, taxes and growth at the Niles Chamber of Commerce Leadership and Recognition Luncheon held Thursday, Jan. 14 at Fairway Banquets in the Niles Park District’s Howard Leisure Center.

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Faster, more efficient bus service coming to north suburbs

A new, more efficient bus service, Pulse, is being developed along Dempster Street, a heavily traveled corridor in the northern suburbs of Chicago. Passengers will enjoy modern new stations with real-time arrival information, on board USB charging ports and free Wi-Fi , and faster travel between Evanston and O’Hare International Airport and other destinations along the route. 

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Pulse to provide upgraded passenger amenities and stations

The Pulse Dempster Line will feature modern new stations with a variety of passenger amenities including real-time arrival information, bicycle racks, and overhead heating for passenger comfort during winter months.

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Pace provides Milwaukee Pulse Line update

September 2, 2015 (Journal & Topics) - Pace Suburban Bus officials provided the public with a clearer picture of progress on their new Pulse arterial rapid transit service set to roll out along the Route 270 Milwaukee Avenue line through Niles...

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Pace Pulse express bus service will help improve traffic circulation

August 27, 2015 (Streetsblog Chicago) - If you’re a fan of faster bus service with handy amenities, here’s some news to get your pulse racing. Pace Suburban Bus Service is planning Pace Pulse, a new network of express bus routes...

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Pace outlines features, costs of Pulse Milwaukee Line project

August 27, 2015 (Niles Herald-Spectator) - Pace held the second of two open meetings regarding the Pulse Milwaukee Line Wednesday at the Copernicus Center in Chicago, offering the public more details about the ongoing project...

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Pace holds open house on Pulse express bus; concerns raised about Milwaukee/Central stop

August 27, 2015 (Nadig Newspapers) - The proposed location of a Milwaukee Avenue bus stop at Central Avenue for the planned express bus service between the Jefferson Park CTA Terminal and the Golf Mill shopping center in Niles...

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Pace held second open house for Pulse Milwaukee Line

Pace held the second open house on August 26, 2015 at the Copernicus Center in Chicago for the public to learn more about Pulse, Pace’s new arterial bus rapid transit network, and the Pulse Milwaukee Line...

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Pace schedules second public forum to discuss Pulse Milwaukee Line

Augsut 13, 2015 (Mass Transit) - The Pulse Milwaukee Line- Pace's first Pulse Arterial Bus Rapid Transit (ART) route- has a planned launch in 2017. The route will run via Milwaukee Avenue between Golf Mill Shopping Center in Niles and the Jefferson Park Transit Center in Chicago...

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Pace held first open house for Pulse Milwaukee Line

Pace held an open house on April 22, 2015 at the Niles Park District Oasis Water Park for the public to learn more about Pulse, Pace’s new arterial bus rapid transit network, and the Pulse Milwaukee Line...

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Defining the Pulse Milwaukee Line project

In 2001, Pace published Vision 2020, a plan to modernize and improve bus services across northeastern Illinois. The Milwaukee Avenue corridor was identified as one of 24 Pulse routes that would enhance the regional transit network and suburb to suburb travel...

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Pulse buses get priority at traffic signals

While the Pulse buses will be sharing the road with general traffic, technology will give Pulse buses an advantage. To shorten travel times on the new Pulse service and make it an efficient and reliable travel option for passengers, Pace is implementing a transit signal priority (TSP) system along all of its planned Pulse lines...

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Exciting plans for new Milwaukee Line stations

Pace will unveil stations along Milwaukee Avenue that will provide a more enjoyable experience for passengers. Stations will include shelters with interior lighting, seating, bicycle racks, and overhead heating for passenger comfort during winter months...

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