Attention Pace Passengers

A three-year construction project along the Kennedy Expressway in Chicago just started--and that means added congestion for the region’s commuters. Pace Bus offers suburban commuters several options to bypass that traffic and use public transportation to get to/from Chicago. Plus, using public transportation saves you money compared to the costs of fuel, parking, and tolls.

Thanks to Pace’s ability to use the shoulder to operate Expressway-Based Service on the Jane Addams Memorial Tollway (I-90) and Edens Expressway (I-94), buses bypass traffic to provide reliable, affordable service to and from the CTA Blue, Yellow, Purple, and Red Lines and many Metra stations. Pace encourages commuters to check out these options using the Trip Planner or by calling the RTA's Travel Information Center at 847-836-7000. For smartphone users on the go, Pace has partnered with the Transit app and it is Pace's recommended tool for trip planning.

Traveling across the region is now even easier thanks to new pass and fare products that save money and make transferring between services quick and convenient. The Regional Connect Pass provides Metra Monthly Pass holders unlimited rides all month on CTA and Pace with no day or time restrictions. Many Pace routes connect with the UP-NW Line, MD-N Line, and NCS Line. The Regional Connect Pass can be purchased from Metra ticket agents or in the Ventra app.

Pace and the CTA have also made it even more convenient to transfer between services with new and less expensive pass products. Many Pace services connect to the CTA Blue Line at Rosemont, Cumberland, Harlem, and Jefferson Park. For those who enjoy the convenience and affordability of unlimited ride passes, a new Pace/CTA 1-Day Pass for $5 and a new Pace/CTA 3-Day Pass for $15 are now available.  Additionally, the Pace/CTA 7-Day Pass is now only $20. All of these passes offer unlimited rides on Pace and CTA buses and trains. Existing 30-Day Passes are also still available.

For those who pay for rides using a Ventra account, transfers from one Pace bus to another Pace bus are now free! To take advantage of free transfers, passengers must use a Ventra Card or Ventra-linked smart device and the second or additional rides must occur within two hours of the first ride.

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Mass Transit

Metra Rail

Metra Milwaukee District / West Line Schedule (Elgin)

North Central Service Schedule (Antioch)

PACE Suburban Bus Service


Route 303 – Forest Park – Rosemont
Route 319 – Grand Avenue
Route 330 – Mannheim – LaGrange Roads
Route 332 – River Road – York Road

Carpool & Vanpool

PACE offers a Vanpool Incentive Program that may cost you as little as half the amount you currently spend to commute! Vanpooling is an economical, convenient, and environmentally-friendly alternative to driving alone. The traditional vanpool is designed to transport a group of 5-13 people to work in a Pace van. Pace supplies the vehicle and covers costs including fuel, maintenance, insurance, tolls, roadside assistance and van washes. Between vehicle payments, gas, maintenance, and insurance, the cost of driving alone is expensive. Vanpool riders pay a flat monthly fare, and drivers get personal use of the van and do not pay a fare. Backup drivers receive a $10 per month discount.

RideShare is a free, easy and convenient matching service that connects commuters who are interested in forming a carpool (2-4 people) or vanpool (5 or more people) in and around Northeastern Illinois. The program’s website,, gives commuters in the Chicago area the ability to identify potential carpool and vanpool partners quickly and securely.


For those who may not live or work near a bus route, driving to one of Pace’s Park-n-Rides may make transit service more accessible. Commuters can park their car for little or no cost and get picked up by a Pace bus. Pace Park-n-Ride locations and pricing (where applicable) can be found at offers an interactive Park-n-Ride mapping tool called WebRoute designed to allow commuters to identify Park-n-Ride locations and bus routes near their home or work. There are 12 Pace-owned Park-n-Rides and over 20 other Park-n-Rides that serve Pace bus routes throughout Cook, DuPage, Lake and Will counties. Parking spaces are marked with Pace signage to let riders know where to safely park.

goroo® Trip Planner

The RTA goroo® trip planner results include Pace bus routes, Metra train lines and CTA train lines and bus routes. The goroo® trip planner provides specific boarding and transfer locations as well as the fare associated with each leg of the trip. Other information, including environmental benefits and money saved by choosing transit for the planned trip is also given.

With goroo®, one need only input their starting address as well as their destination and the site generates different routing options based on what is quickest or has the lowest fare, and tailors the schedule to the desired time and day of the week of travel. It’s free to use and can be found at Trip Planner.

Metra Commuter Parking

The Village of Franklin Park offers several commuter parking lots to serve the Franklin Park and Belmont Avenue Metra stations.

Franklin Park Metra Station

Franklin Park Metra Station Commuter Parking Map

Users have 3 options for payment in parking lots serving the Franklin Park Metra station:

1) Cash at payment kiosk

2) Credit card at payment kiosk (Visa, Mastercard and Discover accepted)

3) Parkmobile: Parkmobile is a service that allows train riders to pay for parking in Franklin Park’s commuter lots without a trip to the payment kiosk. The Parkmobile app is available for download on smart phones or users can call in at (877)727-5004. Please note that an account must first be created at There is a surcharge for using the Parkmobile service, but users avoid waiting in line to use the pay kiosks. Enter parking zone number 6401 for all Franklin Park commuter lots.


Belmont Avenue Metra Station

The Belmont Avenue commuter parking lot only accepts cash at its payment kiosk.

Note: Monthly commuter parking passes can be purchased at the Police Station at 9451 Belmont for $30.

For commuter parking questions or to report a problem, call Village Hall at (847) 671-4800.

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