DES PLAINES – State Senator Laura Murphy is urging area bus riders to voice their concerns about the possible cancellation of Saturday Pace bus service on a route that serves Des Plaines and Park Ridge.

The 209 Busse Highway route provides service to the Harlem Avenue station of the CTA Blue Line. Pace is considering cancelling the service on Saturdays no later than April 2019 because of budgetary restrictions.

“Many of the residents of my district rely on this route on Saturdays, especially disabled residents who might not have any other means of transportation” said Murphy (D – Des Plaines). “If Pace is considering cancelling it, then those who will be affected by the cancellation deserve to have their voices heard.”

Pace will discuss the potential cancellation at its monthly board meeting at 4:30 p.m. on Nov. 14. Those who wish to comment on the proposed changes are welcome to share their views by submitting written material on or before the date of the meeting by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by using Pace’s online form,

Individuals can also attend the regular board meeting to express their concerns in person as part of the board's public comment portion of their meeting.

>More information can be found on Murphy’s website,, or by calling her district office at 847-718-1110.

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Springfield, IL 62706
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Des Plaines, IL 60016

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