New Law Allows Buses To Drive In I-55 Shoulder

CHICAGO (CBS) — Don’t be surprised when you see Pace buses driving along the shoulder of the Stevenson Expy. this fall.

Governor Pat Quinn has signed legislation that will allow the buses to use the lanes in hopes of reducing travel times on the busy I-55 corridor.

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Officials also hope the move will improve the reliability of bus schedules and help the environment by encouraging more motorists to use mass transit.

This fall, a two-year program will allow Pace routes 755 and 855, which connect the southwest suburbs, downtown Chicago and the Illinois Medical District, to operate on the inside shoulders between Interstate 355 and Kedzie Avenue.

The shoulder-riding will be permitted during the inbound morning and outbound afternoon commuting times

  • FR

    I have seen some busses spew a lot of black smoke when idling. It is unfair they gett all of the advantages, no emmissions testing and shoulder riding. often they are almost empty.

  • Wake up America

    Quinn create jobs,cut off ILLEGAL immigrants and sign the CCW bill I don’t care about buses being able to drive on the shoulder wait to see how many people are killed do to these buses screaming down the shoulder.

  • srdib

    maybe the buses can pick up the road kill too. thats another useful bill quin passed! has he seriously gone crazy with these new laws? like the other person said, get those companies that we lost back to illinois, sign the concealed carry and get this corrupt state back on its feet.

  • Dave Jones

    This is just another dumb idea that is going to cost us more money, who is going to clean up the shoulder? there is always pices of tire and other junk.

    • Mark Kirk

      Maybe we can just give your Mama a dustpan and tell her to tidy it up- get a life.

  • Smash Crasher

    So what happens when there are disabled vehicles on the shoulder? Typical Democratic jackwad moron with the intelligence of an ameoba. The blacks in Chicago are killing each off at an alarming rate, businesses are fleeing the state, Illinois has hundreds of millions in unfunded pensions, has a deficit that is unfathomable and this buffoon is more worried about buses driving on the shoulder.

  • Analyze This

    Another Quinn law to be repealed when he’s OUT!

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