Thursday, September 14, 2017
1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. CDT
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Mobile Workshop -- Attendees will ride a Pace Suburban Bus along the newly opened "bus on shoulder" route. Learn about how it was planned and implemented.
Since 2011, through a joint partnership with the Illinois State Police, Illinois Department of Transportation, Pace Suburban Bus and RTA, Pace has operated premium bus-on-shoulders express service on certain sections of I-55 (Stevenson Expressway) between downtown Chicago and various southwest suburban communities. When traffic speeds are slow, Pace express buses may use the inside shoulder of I-55 designed for shoulder riding. Since its introduction, the bus-on-shoulders has seen a significant increase in ridership warranting further expansion in late August 2014.
Participants will ride an in-service Pace express bus from Downtown Naperville to Burr Ridge, IL, and back again. During the bus ride, Pace representatives will be talking about the program and the project.
Trevor Dick, firstname.lastname@example.org