New transit center on I-90 links commuters to Pace express service

 
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Updated 8/11/2018 3:38 PM
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  • Pace and the tollway held a press preview Friday for a new transit station that will open Monday at I-90 and Barrington Road in Hoffman Estates. Ninety-six round-trip buses will stop there each weekday.

      Pace and the tollway held a press preview Friday for a new transit station that will open Monday at I-90 and Barrington Road in Hoffman Estates. Ninety-six round-trip buses will stop there each weekday. photos by Bev Horne | Staff Photographer

  • Pace buses will stop on a special lane of I-90 and pick up commuters who park in new lots nearby.

      Pace buses will stop on a special lane of I-90 and pick up commuters who park in new lots nearby. Bev Horne | Staff Photographer

  • Pace and the Illinois tollway held a press preview Friday for a new transit station that will open Monday at I-90 and Barrington Road. A pedestrian bridge connects parking lots to the bus boarding lane.

      Pace and the Illinois tollway held a press preview Friday for a new transit station that will open Monday at I-90 and Barrington Road. A pedestrian bridge connects parking lots to the bus boarding lane. Bev Horne | Staff Photographer

  • Pace Deputy Executive Director Rocky Donahue, left, and Pace Executive Director T.J. Ross stand in the new walkway over I-90 at Barrington Road during a press preview Friday. Pace buses can bypass traffic by using the shoulder lane on I-90.  About 13 percent of the region's work trips are along the I-90 corridor, planners said.

      Pace Deputy Executive Director Rocky Donahue, left, and Pace Executive Director T.J. Ross stand in the new walkway over I-90 at Barrington Road during a press preview Friday. Pace buses can bypass traffic by using the shoulder lane on I-90. About 13 percent of the region's work trips are along the I-90 corridor, planners said. Bev Horne | Staff Photographer

  • Pace buses can bypass traffic by using the shoulder lane on I-90.

      Pace buses can bypass traffic by using the shoulder lane on I-90. Bev Horne | Staff Photographer

Updated Aug. 11 to reflect that the transit center opens Monday; Friday's event was a press preview

Commuters have a new option for getting from the Northwest suburbs to downtown Chicago, downtown Elgin or Schaumburg's Northwest Transportation Center.

Two Park-n-Ride lots with 170 spaces and a pedestrian bridge over the Jane Addams Tollway (I-90) at Barrington Road will open Monday, allowing commuters to connect with a Pace bus to get to one of the three locations.

Tollway Executive Director Liz Gorman said 96 Pace buses will make round trips each weekday and 48 on weekends.

Buses exit at a special lane along the busy interstate near the Barrington Road exit and pick up or let off passengers. About 13 percent of the region's work trips are along the I-90 corridor, planners said. Similar Park-n-Ride lots are planned along the interstate in the future.

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