Pace is committed to providing the Village of Niles with sustainable transportation options and efficient operations.We are currently reevaluating our bus route network to improve customer service, safety, and on-time performance for our customers. As you may be aware, Pace customers can board a bus – on most routes - by flagging down the bus where it is safe to do so, regardless of whether that location has a posted bus stop sign. In the interest of public safety and efficiency, we are changing that model.
Pace is undergoing the process of converting all of our bus routes to a posted-stops-only operation. We intend to convert nearly 200 bus routes system-wide, in stages, over the next few years. This operational improvement is aligned with our long-term plans to modernize the system with transit signal priority implementation, and provide better information to potential riders about where bus routes operate.
As part of this conversion, a detailed study was performed to identify bus stop locations along Route 290 based on safety, ridership counts, and other factors. Once the conversion of Route 290 is complete, riders will only be able to board and alight the bus at posted bus stop signs listed in the attached chart. Within a few weeks, Pace and its contractor will begin relocating or installing new bus stop signs, when needed, at the locations identified in the chart.
Pace will be working within your community to make our customers aware of this improvement and we encourage you to pass this information along to your residents. Please visit PaceBus.com for further information.