PACE BUS ROSTER

Also includes certain buses acquired during the 1970's by public agencies in existence at the time, prior to the formation of Pace.



Numbers       Builder    Model   Built  Length  Notes

100-104       GM         T6H-4523A 1974   35'  Joliet Mass Transit District
146-165       GM         T8H-5307A 1975   40'  Oak Lawn/Suburban Transit System
200-213       Flxible    35096-6-1 1975   30'  Joliet Mass Transit District
401-474       GM         T8H-5307A 1975   40'  Nortran
701-755       GM         T8H-5307A 1973   40'  South Suburban
761-766       Flxible    35096-6-1 1976   30'  Nortran/Wilmette-Wilbus
1040-1043     GM         T6H-4523A 1974   35'  Elgin Department of Transportation
7150-7169     Carpenter  CBW-300   1983   21'  Acquired from CTA 1986
8000-8155     GM         T6H-4523A 1976   35'
8201-8300     Grumman    53102-8-1 1979   40'
8301-8405     Grumman    53096-8-1 1979   40'
8406          Grumman    40102-6T  1985   40'  demo
8600-8619     Gillig     Phantom   1986   35'
8700-8799     Orion      I         1988   40'
8800-8872 x13 Orion      I         1989   40'
8873-8923 x13 Orion      I         1990   40'
2000-2084 x13 Orion      I         1990   35'
2085-2129 x13 Orion      I         1990   40'
2200-2271 x13 Ikarus     416       1992   40'
2272-2291     Orion      I         1993   35'
2292-2378 x13 Orion      I         1993   40'
2379-2400     Nova       Classic   1996   40'
2401-2422 x13 NABI       LFW-40    1999   40'
2423-2452     NABI       LFW-35    1999   35'
2500-2556 x13 El Dorado  Transmark 1997   29'
2600-2702 x13 El Dorado  EZ-Rider  2006   30'
2703-2741 x13 El Dorado  EZ-Rider  2007   30'
2742-2766     El Dorado  EZ-Rider  2009   30'
2767-2825 x13 El Dorado  EZ-Rider  2010   30'
2826-2829     El Dorado  EZ-Rider  2011   32'
2830-2831     Orion      VII       2012   30'  hybrid
6000-6088 x13 Orion      VI        2000   40'
6089-6144 x13 Orion      VI        2001   40'
6145-6155     Orion      VI        2002   40'
6156-6161     Orion      VI        2003   40'
6162-6261 x13 NABI       LFW-40    2003   40'
6262-6322 x13 NABI       LFW-40    2005   40'
6323-6376 x13 El Dorado  Axess BRT 2012   40'
6377-6391     El Dorado  Axess BRT 2013   40'
6392-6437 x13 El Dorado  Axess BRT 2014   40'
6438-6439     El Dorado  Axess BRT 2015   40'
6600-6684 x13 NABI       LFW-35    2003   35'
6900-6907     MCI        D4000     2002   45'  motor coaches
6910-6919 x13 MCI        102-DL3   1997   45'  motor coaches/leased
6950-6962     MCI        D4000CT   2013   40'  motor coaches


x13: Bus number 8713 was the last Pace bus to be numbered with 13 as the last digits. Pace has since stopped numbering new buses with 13 as the last digits, presumably for superstitious reasons.

All above buses are air conditioned. Lift equipped buses include the 8600's Gilligs, along with all buses beginning with 2000. List does not include some buses furnished by contract operators, mostly motor coaches and school buses. List also does not include most paratransit vehicles, some of which are also used on certain fixed routes.

Buses 146-165 were originally acquired by the village of Oak Lawn for the Suburban Transit System, with those numbers.

Buses 701-755 were originally acquired by the Chicago South Suburban Mass Transit District for use by South Suburban Safeway Lines, with those numbers, and were later extensively renovated. Those buses ended up with CTA in 1994, when CTA needed additional buses to temporarily replace the elevated Green Line during renovation. They were repainted by CTA, retaining the same numbers, and retired in 1996.

Carpenter buses 7150-7169 were CTA 150-169, acquired for the paratransit operations.

PACE BUS PHOTOS

Photos of Pace buses, present and past.

PACE BUS ASSIGNMENTS

Information on Pace bus assignments is difficult to obtain. But good information has been obtained for a couple of years.

1987
1997