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North Shore residents: CTA and Pace want to hear from you!

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The Pace Suburban Bus system and the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) want your input on improving transit options in Skokie, Lincolnwood, Evanston, Wilmette and the North Side of Chicago.

The North Shore Coordination Plan is a project by Pace and the CTA that seeks to improve transit service in the North Shore area south of Lake Ave., north of Devon Ave. and east of I-94 to the lake. 

Specifically, the plan hopes to better coordinate Pace and CTA services in the region as well as assess prospects for transit expansion.

Tell CTA and Pace how you feel about transit in your community. Take the survey today before the July 1, 2016 deadline.

Community leaders, representatives of local chambers of commerce and educational institutions are working closely with Pace and CTA to ensure that community members are involved and up to date with plan development through the Community Advisory Committee.

The plan also has a steering committee made up of representatives from the different communities included in the project area as well as staff from different transit-related departments such as the Illinois Department of Transportation and the Federal Transit Administration.

The committee will provide input on project goals, technical elements, service alternatives and more.

Taking the survey is one of many ways to get involved in this project. The study will include in-person surveys at key community locations and on-board transit.

There will also be two public meetings on the plan — one later this year and one in mid-2017 — to educate and gather input from the community.

For more information about the public meetings, sign up for our advocacy alerts and we will let you know once the meetings have been scheduled.

Take the survey today to make your opinion count.