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  • Pace buses have been allowed to travel on the shoulder of I-55 since 2011.

    House gives Pace go-ahead to stay on I-55 shoulderApr 11, 2014 12:00 AM
    The Illinois House approved a plan this week to permanently allow Pace buses to drive on the shoulder of I-55 in hopes of someday expanding it into more areas of the suburbs.

  • RTA funding Rosemont transit studyApr 8, 2014 12:00 AM
    The Regional Transportation Authority board has approved a $250,000 study to improve access to Rosemont’s CTA Blue Line station and assess the potential for transit-oriented development on adjacent land. The funding is $200,000 in federal dollars and $50,000 from the RTA.

  • Bus stop to return to downtown Des PlainesMar 18, 2014 12:00 AM
    A bus shelter in downtown Des Plaines removed last year during a city streetscape improvement project will be reinstalled, officials said. Pace will pay for a new shelter at the location of the previous shelter, on the north side of Miner Street about 150 feet east of Lee Street.

  • July 1 is time to switch over to Ventra for CTA and Pace passengers.

    Ventra switch coming July 1 for Pace, CTA ridersMar 14, 2014 12:00 AM
    Pace and the Chicago Transit Authority will officially transfer to Ventra, the new fare system July 1. Kinks that continued through the rollout of Ventra last fall and summer are worked out, officials promised.

  • Matthew Sim, 12, has been walking to Enders-Salk Elementary School on Barcliffe Lane because sidewalks are impassable in his Schaumburg neighborhood.

    Snow all over suburban sidewalks puts pedestrians in perilMar 10, 2014 12:00 AM
    Thousands of pedestrians have experienced a winter not just of discontent but downright peril, thanks to record snowfalls and a laissez faire attitude toward shoveling sidewalks in the suburbs. “It’s very dangerous,” mom Toni Sim said. “Especially with people (driving) and doing their makeup, texting, checking Facebook. No one has time to shovel the snow and the village doesn’t want to get involved.”

  • Editorial: Transit task force on right track about payMar 5, 2014 12:00 AM
    A Daily Herald editorial says preliminary recommendations from a public transit task force ethics committee make sense and could help improve the public's confidence in these agencies.

  • A Metra train plows past the Arlington Heights station in subzero temperatures last month.

    Transit agencies on defensive at state hearingFeb 10, 2014 12:00 AM
    State lawmakers put transit leaders on the spot Monday with questions about Metra's handling of the polar vortex, the transition to Ventra, and an embarrassing report on inappropriate comments by RTA executives.

  •  Gov. Pat Quinn announced Friday at Alexian Brothers Women & Children’s Hospital a $68 million project to build a long-awaited full tollway interchange at Barrington Road and I-90 in Hoffman Estates.

    Quinn announces Barrington Rd. interchange funding Feb 7, 2014 12:00 AM
    Gov. Pat Quinn, Congresswoman Tammy Duckworth and many other elected and appointed officials were in Hoffman Estates Friday morning for the announcement of a $68 million funding plan for a long-awaited full interchange at Barrington Road and the Jane Addams Memorial Tollway. “It’s going to happen!” village President Bill McLeod pronounced, as if in disbelief.

  • Bus catches fire in Prospect Hts. Feb 6, 2014 12:00 AM
    A Pace bus driver escaped uninjured after his bus caught on fire Thursday afternoon in Prospect Heights, authorities said. The bus didn’t have any passengers about 3 p.m. when it was traveling on Apple Drive, near the intersection with Milwaukee Avenue, according to the Prospect Heights Fire Protection District.

  • Daily Herald File Photo RTA Director Pat Durante, left, and other board members approved a contract with a marketing firm to grow ridership in DuPage County Wednesday.

    Will $600,000 sell suburbs on transit? Jan 15, 2014 12:00 AM
    Will $600,000 increase transit ridership in DuPage County? The RTA is betting on it. But don't expect cash hand-outs at Pace bus stops. Instead, the agency hopes radio ads will snag the elusive reverse commuter.

  • Daily Herald File Photo Grab your free $2 in Ventra value between Monday and Dec. 6.

    Pace adds incentive to Ventra cards Nov 14, 2013 12:00 AM
    Eager to get Ventra cards into riders' hands, Pace will be handing out cards with $2 preloaded next week. Cards are free, but you need to register first. The promotion lasts through Dec. 6 with nine events.

  • Pace’s Bus On Shoulder program gets commuters through gridlock faster at rush hour.

    Des Plaines railroad bridge among projects to get federal funds Nov 12, 2013 12:00 AM
    An interchange at Route 62 and Randall Road, a grade separation at the Union Pacific tracks and Touhy Avenue in Des Plaines, and funding for the West Branch Regional Trail in DuPage County are among the winners as CMAP awards $286 million in federal pollution relief grants.

  • Daily Herald file photo The CTA and Pace will delay implementing their new fare system until glitches are fixed.w

    Ventra deadline pushed back Nov 5, 2013 12:00 AM
    Pace and the CTA are pushing back the deadline to convert to a new fare system, Ventra, because of some technical glitches customers are enduring. For now, both the old and new system will operate in parallel.

  •  Geneva is in line for a $20,000 transit grant to rewrite its zoning code to better fit recommendations for development around the commuter train station.

    RTA grants will combat reliance on cars Nov 4, 2013 12:00 AM
    Fox Lake, Geneva, Kane County and Pace are richer by a collective $248,000 in Regional Transportation Authority grants. The money is intended to encourage transit use and make it part of the suburban lifestyle.

  • RTA Board Chairman John Gates answers a question from panel moderator Ellee Pai Hong Friday during the John Noel Public Transit Conference, held at the Mayslake Peabody Estate in Oak Brook. Listening are DuPage Chairman Dan Cronin, center, and Sean O'Shea, deputy chief of staff to Gov. Pat Quinn.

    Are suburbs getting short end of transit stick?Oct 28, 2013 12:00 AM
    If you pay $4.50 in tax for a sweater at Oakbrook Center, should some of that money go toward a midmorning Metra train on the BNSF? Or should a portion pay for a faster ride on the Blue Line? That's the essence of an age-old suburban-city turf war over transit funding that recently reignited.“Transit needs are significant here,” DuPage County Chairman Dan Cronin said Friday at the John Noel Public Transit Conference in Oak Brook. “Tax dollars for transit should directly benefit those who pay them.”

  •  Get ready for Ventra, which will become the only CTA and Pace ticket in town by mid-December.

    Changes coming to Pace with Ventra transition Oct 25, 2013 12:00 AM
    Pace riders will face some changes as the agency shifts over to a new fare system called Ventra. Among the proposed revisions to existing products are the elimination of Pace’s 10-Ride Plus ticket and the end of giving transfers to cash-paying customers.

  • Pace is working through the issues related to Ventra.

    Pace working through Ventra issues Oct 8, 2013 12:00 AM
    Pace will answer your pressing questions about the new fare system with the CTA dubbed Ventra at suburban locations next week. Meanwhile, some customers were frustrated trying to interact with the system online Monday.

  • A decision looms in Rutland Township over how to transport senior and disabled residents.

    Decision looms on senior buses in Grafton, Rutland townshipsOct 6, 2013 12:00 AM
    Rutland Township leaders never had to shuttle their senior and disabled residents around, because Grafton Township always did it for them — for free. But now Grafton officials they can't afford this, leaving Rutland officials to decide whether to pony up or find another program.

  • Ann Schneider

    Transit agencies lay out differences to panel Sep 25, 2013 12:00 AM
    Transit leaders defended their records on ethics and performance in making their first appearance before a task force appointed by Gov. Pat Quinn Wednesday. The task force is scrutinizing Metra, Pace, the RTA and CTA in an effort to improve efficiency and transparency.

  • Daily Herald File Photo The RTA board is experiencing yet another funding crisis.

    RTA fails to reach funding agreement Sep 17, 2013 12:00 AM
    In a repeat of 2012, the RTA, Metra, Pace and CTA are at odds over how to divide up revenues. The dysfunction means missing a state deadline but that happened last year and no one went to "RTA jail," one director pointed out. Adding to the friction, the RTA is demanding the CTA pay back a disputed $56 million loan.

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