Ikarus built these buses in 1992, and all were assigned to the West Division. Bus #2223 is in Oak Park on North Blvd. and Marion St., on the #313 St. Charles Road route.
Pace returned to Orion in 1993 for its next acquisition of buses, Orion I models looking slightly different from the earlier Orion I models. Included were some 35 foot buses, such as #2283, seen at the CTA's Linden Ave. terminal, on one of the Wilmette routes.
Most of the Pace 1993 order from Orion consisted of 40 foot buses, including #2354 at the CTA's Davis St. station in Evanston, on the #250 Dempster St. route.
In 1996, Pace acquired these Nova "Classic" buses for express bus service supplementing Metra rail service, along with certain other longer distance express bus routes. Bus #2385 is shown in downtown Chicago on Pace route #835, which supplemented the Metra Southwest Service to Orland Park. This Metra line had significant single track bottlenecks and was not able to accommodate a full commuter rail service, so this Pace route filled in the gaps in Metra service.
In 1999, Pace received its first low floor buses from North American Bus Industries. Bus #2420, a 40 foot model, is shown at Lake St. and Stetson Ave. in downtown Chicago, on the #355 express route to Calumet City and Lansing. Until the 1970's, many suburban bus routes operated into downtown Chicago. But the #355 was the last remaining such route continuing to operate into downtown, with service discontinued in 2009.
This Pace order from North American Bus Industries also included 35 foot models, including #2451, displayed at the Illinois Railway Museum for a special event.
In 1997, Pace acquired these El Dorado "Transmark" models, such as #2520 shown at the Elgin bus terminal. These buses were 29 feet long, for operation on routes not requiring high capacity buses.