The Shuttle Bug program is a public-private partnership between TMA of Lake Cook, Pace Suburban Bus, Metra Commuter Rail and area businesses to provide convenient shuttle service connections between participating businesses and Metra stations.

Current shuttle service is provided on 13 routes serving over 30 companies to Metra stations on the Union Pacific Northwest, Milwaukee North and Union Pacific North lines and the CTA Yellow Line. The shuttle serves the communities of Arlington Heights, Buffalo Grove, Deerfield, Des Plaines, Glenview, Northbrook, and Riverwoods in both Cook and Lake County, Illinois.

Average daily ridership totals nearly 1000 daily trips/250,000 annual trips. The program is the largest employer sponsored program in Northeastern Illinois and nationally recognized by the Federal Highway Administration and USEPA as an effective model to reduce traffic congestion and improve our air quality.

Door to door service from Metra /CTA Stations to employer sites are provided on fully accessible Pace buses. Operational costs are shared between Pace, Metra, and area businesses and the program is managed by the TMA. 

The Shuttle Bug program reduces employer costs by sharing expenses, minimizing company program administration, increasing the opportunity to attract and retain quality employees, providing for a more diverse workforce, helping reduce employee commute costs and decreasing commuting stress.

If your firm is interested in participating in the Shuttle Bug Program or would like additional information please contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Click here for current Shuttle Bug Routes.

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