Murphy urges public to attend hearing on Pace service cancellation

Sen. Laura MurphyDES PLAINES – State Senator Laura Murphy is urging area bus riders to attend a public hearing about 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 only 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 canceling it, then those who will be affected by the cancellation deserve to have their voices heard.”

The hearing will take place at 4:30 p.m. on Nov. 14 at the Pace corporate headquarters, 550 W. Algonquin Road in Arlington Heights. Anyone who wishes to comment on the proposed changes is welcome to share their views, either in person at the hearing or by submitting written material on or before the date of the hearing via email or Pace’s online form.

More information about where to send written material can be found on Murphy’s website,, or by calling her district office at 847-718-1110.

Sen. Laura Murphy

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28th District
Deputy Majority Leader

Years served: 2015 - Present

Committee assignments: Commerce and Economic Development; Financial Institutions; Higher Education; Insurance; Public Health; Executive Appointments; Assignments; Executive; Local Government (Chairperson).

Biography: Park Ridge native; B.S. in Political Science from Illinois State University; former Des Plaines alderman; currently lives in Des Plaines with her husband and son.

Associated Representatives:
Martin J. Moylan
Michelle Mussman