Welcome to the Interstate 55
Bus-On-Shoulder Demonstration Website!
The Regional Transportation Authority (RTA), Pace Suburban Bus, and the Illinois
Department of Transportation (IDOT) are conducting a two year demonstration of
transit bus operations on the Interstate 55 (Stevenson Expressway) left shoulder
as a priority treatment for transit under congested highway conditions. An
evaluation will be conducted during the second year to determine the
effectiveness and usefulness of the bus-on-shoulder transit operations for
improving mobility as well as the effects bus-on-shoulder operations have on
travel conditions and safety for the motoring public in the general purpose
The Interstate 55 (Stevenson Expressway) demonstration will begin on November 14,
2011. The impacts will influence Pace Routes 755 and
Interstate 55 Bus-On-Shoulder Webinar
Please join us for a presentation on Bus on Shoulder, a new way of providing Pace bus service on I-55 (Stevenson Expressway). Beginning November 14, 2011, Routes 755 and 855 will be allowed to operate on the shoulder improving on-time performance and the travel experience for Pace passengers.
Title: Bus on Shoulder: Pace Express Routes 755 and 855 When: Thursday, November 3, 2011
Time: 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
After registering you will receive
a confirmation email containing information about
joining the Webinar.
GOAL::to move the most people through congestion and promote public
Improve transit service quality on Interstate 55
Improve customer experience and transit
rider ship in the
Interstate 55 travel corridor
Maintain normal shoulder functions and traffic safety
Maximize cost effectiveness of the regional transportation
Bus-On-Shoulder Video Demonstration
WORK ZONE SAFETY
Did you know work zone fatalities are
down 29.6 percent compared to 2003? Aggressive law enforcement and
awareness campaigns and significant improvements to work zone safety
traffic control reduced Illinois work zone fatalities from 44 in
2003, including 5 workers, to provisionally 30 with 3 workers killed
in 2010. So, Give ‘em a brake…slow down for their
sake and yours!
IDOT appreciates your patience and understanding as we work to
improve the roadways in your community.