Pace officials have proposed service changes to our area, including more bus connections to get to Metra trains. The proposals would mean some changes in stop locations, but more frequent buses.
“We listen to the commuters – one of the things we’ve heard over a number of years is that people wanted to be able to meet more of the express trains to downtown. For most of the routes involved here we’re doubling the number of trains that people can meet that express to downtown. So that saves a lot of time it offers more flexibility and more options for people too,” said Patrick Wilmot, Manager of Media Relations for Pace Suburban Bus.
A brand new route running from the Naperville Metra station to Lombard’s Yorktown Center would also be added, with stops for Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital and Worknet DuPage Career Center. That line, route 722, would run along Ogden Avenue.
“You know if you look at just the number of businesses, the type of economic and residential development that occurs all along Ogden Avenue, and then within that corridor too, you know, it’s a good bet for us. We’re, we’re making a $1 million investment in DuPage County and you know, that’s significant,” said Wilmot.
After reviewing public input, the pace board will make a final decision on the proposals this month. The changes would take effect later this year.
Naperville News 17’s Kim Pirc reports.
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