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Introducing Pulse

Pace’s new rapid transit network, Pulse, provides enhanced express bus service to commuters using the latest technology and a streamlined route design.

Pulse provides fast, frequent and reliable bus service in heavily traveled corridors of suburban Chicagoland. The first line on Milwaukee Avenue launched August 11, 2019. Pulse rapid transit service differs 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 tracker signage

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What's New

Pulse Halsted Line's first public meeting

On January 9, 2020, the public offered their input on plans for this south suburban line. See meeting details here.

Pulse Milwaukee Line is live and in service!

As of August 11, 2019, there's a new ride in town. Get the details on the new service here.

Pulse Milwaukee Line ongoing construction

Not all Pulse Milwaukee Line stations are fully constructed. See the current list of boarding locations here.

Central Harlem Avenue Corridor Study is now complete

Corridor planning work for Harlem Avenue is now complete. See the final report, open house materials, and other information about this study.


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.