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'
8620-8624       Orion      II          1987   22'
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  EZRIIMAX32  2006   32'
2703-2741 x13   El Dorado  EZRIIMAX32  2007   32'
2742-2766       El Dorado  EZRIIMAX32  2009   32'
2767-2825 x13   El Dorado  EZRIIMAX32  2010   32'
2826-2829       El Dorado  EZRIIBRT32  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  AXBRT-40    2013   40'
6377-6391       El Dorado  AXBRT-40    2013   40'  suburban configuration
6392-6437 x13   El Dorado  AXBRT-40    2014   40'
6438-6484       El Dorado  AXBRT-40    2015   40'
6485-6575 x13   El Dorado  AXBRT-40    2016   40'
6600-6684 x13   NABI       LFW-35      2003   35'
6700-6786 x13   El Dorado  AXBRT-40    2017   40'

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
6963-6971       MCI        D4000CT     2015   40'  motor coaches
6972-6979       MCI        D4000CT     2017   40'  motor coaches
6980-6986       MCI        D4000CT     2021   40'  motor coaches

8624-8630       El Dorado  EZRIIBRT32  2017   32'  Schaumburg Trolley

15500           El Dorado  AXBRT-40    2014   40'  CNG
15501-15520 x13 El Dorado  AXBRT-40    2015   40'  CNG
17500-17571 x13 El Dorado  AXBRT-40    2017   40'  CNG
18500-18510     El Dorado  AXBRT-40    2018   40'  CNG

20300-20323 x13 El Dorado  AXBRT-30    2020   30'
20400-20485 x13 New Flyer  XD40        2020   40'
20500-20505     El Dorado  AXBRT-40    2022   40'
20700           Gillig     EV40        2022   40'
22300-22344 x13 El Dorado  AXBRT-30    2022   30'

Numbers         Builder    Model      Built  Length  Notes


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. The first lift equipped buses were the 8600 series Gilligs, assigned to the North Division. Beginning in 1990 with the 2000 series Orions, all subsequent bus orders were lift equipped. 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


HISTORIC SUBURBAN BUS ROSTERS

Link includes current and historic bus rosters for Pace and links for predecessor bus companies.