Pace buses can drive shoulder during commute

November 7, 2011 9:58:12 AM PST
Gov. Pat Quinn was scheduled to join Pace officials Monday to talk about a new plan to speed up the commute.

Starting next Monday, Pace buses will run in the shoulder lanes of the Stevenson Expressway.

It's part of a two-year pilot program to encourage Pace bus use.

Pace coach buses will uses the left shoulder lanes only during rush hours between I-355 and Kedzie.

The buses will use the shoulder only when traffic crawls to less than 35 miles an hour.