As we respond to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, we recognize our responsibility to operate safely, serve a critical public need, and communicate transparently.

What we’re doing:

  • Waiving fares for medical personnel during the stay at home order
  • Disinfecting our fleet daily
  • Communicating with riders at
  • Closing our indoor spaces to limit the virus’s spread
  • Coordinating with other agencies
  • Adjusting service on select routes

How you can help:

  • Wash your hands, cover your cough, don’t touch your face, and stay home if you are sick!
  • Give other riders space (‘social distance’)
  • Reconsider unnecessary travel
  • Check before you ride: Is your destination open? Is our service running regularly on your route?

The Governor’s “Stay at Home” order will further protect Illinoisans. Residents are to stay home until April 30, though they can still go to grocery stores and pharmacies and take walks outside. Roads will remain open to traffic. Pace is considered an essential service and will continue to provide the vital services our passengers rely on.

A North Division (Waukegan) bus operator has tested positive for COVID-19; passengers at low risk of exposure

A bus operator working out of Pace’s North Division in Waukegan recently tested positive for COVID-19. Pace and the Lake County Health Department have been in contact with the operator, who last reported to work on March 16. The health department determined that the operator was asymptomatic when on duty and advised that riders were at a very low risk of exposure from this operator.
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Pace thanks Illinois’s representatives in Congress for including emergency funding for our nation’s public transit systems in the relief measures signed by the president on March 27. The delegation representing our service area voted unanimously for this historic legislation, and their investment in transportation will ensure essential facilities remain staffed during this crisis and our economy rebounds when the virus abates. Thanks to this funding, Pace can continue to provide its critical services to the people of Illinois.
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