CTA and Pace Connecting at Davis in Evanston, IL

CTA/Pace North Shore Coordination Plan

Project Overview

Pace, in partnership with the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA), has initiated the North Shore Transit Service Coordination Plan and Market Analysis. This study includes a review of existing Pace and CTA routes in the North Shore area, including portions of the cities of Chicago and Evanston and the villages of Lincolnwood, Skokie and Wilmette. The primary goals of the project are to improve coordination of Pace and CTA services in the North Shore on overlapping corridors, as well as investigating opportunities for new service.

Other goals of the North Shore Coordination Plan include:

  • Improving overall transit service in North Shore area
  • Improving/optimizing coordination of Pace and CTA services by:
    • Studying existing travel demands and markets
    • Reviewing changes and new developments in the study area relative to prior service changes and planning efforts

Study Area

The study area is generally bounded by Lake Michigan on the east, I-94 on the west, Devon Avenue on the south, and Lake Avenue on the north (see map below for exact boundaries). The study area includes portions of the cities of Chicago and Evanston and the villages of Lincolnwood, Skokie and Wilmette.

Study area map which includes Wilmette, Skokie, Evanston, Lincolnwood and Rogers Park

What's new?

May 2018: CTA and Pace are currently reviewing and analyzing ridership data and patterns, as well as considering all of the feedback received from the public on the proposed service changes to CTA route #205 and Pace routes #208 and #213. Once the final service plan is developed it will be presented to key stakeholders then submitted to the Pace and CTA boards for approval.

Events

Public Hearing: Discontinuation of Bus Route #205 Chicago/Golf

In April 2018, the Chicago Transit Authority and Pace suburban bus held a Public Hearing on the proposed discontinuance of bus route #205 Chicago/Golf.  Pace routes #208 Golf Road and #213 Green Bay Road will be realigned to provide alternate service. This change is proposed as a result of the North Shore Transit Service Coordination Plan and Market Analysis, a study completed in partnership with Pace. 

A presentation was made during the following public meeting regarding this proposal:

Tuesday, April 24, 2018
4:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Levy Center*
Linden Room
300 Dodge Avenue
Evanston, IL  60202

*location is accessible to those with disabilities

A copy of the presentation given at this public hearing that outlines the proposed service changes is available for download here (.pdf). Details outlining the proposed service changes are also available in the CTA Main Office, 2nd Floor, 567 W. Lake St., Chicago, IL  60661.

Written and emailed comments on these proposed service changes accepted through Monday, April 30, 2018.

 

Pulse Dempster Line Open House

Members of community had an opportunity to learn more about the Pulse Dempster Line and help refine initial station locations at public meeting held in September 2017. The Pulse Dempster Line is part of Pace’s new rapid transit network which will provide enhanced express bus service using the latest technology and streamlined route design. It will operate along Dempster Street between Evanston and O’Hare Airport. Learn more about Pulse at www.PaceBus.com/Pulse.

September 12, 2017
5:00-7:00 p.m.

Des Plaines Public Library
1501 Ellinwood St.
Des Plaines, IL 60016

September 19, 2017
5:00-7:00 p.m.

Levy Senior Center
300 Dodge Avenue
Evanston, IL 60202

Pace/CTA North Shore Coordination Plan Open House

Two meetings were held in September 2017 regarding proposed changes to routes in the North Shore area as a result of this study. The North Shore Coordination Plan is a joint Pace/CTA study to evaluate the existing transit in the study area and to identify ways to improve service and coordination between Pace and the CTA. For more information about the Pace/CTA North Shore Coordination Plan, please visit the project website.

September 18, 2017
5:00-7:00 p.m.

Skokie Public Library
5215 Oakton Street
Skokie, IL 60077

September 19, 2017
5:00-7:00 p.m.

Levy Senior Center
300 Dodge Avenue
Evanston, IL 60202

More information 

For more information about the study, see the Pace project website or contact CTA customer service.

A copy of the presentation from the April 24, 2018 public hearing that outlines the proposed service changes is available for download (.pdf).

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