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Here’s why we need your help! Pace Bus has proposed canceling Route 422’s Northbrook stops. (The Route 422 Proposed Service Changes map appears here.) The new route would omit northbound service from Glenbrook South and discontinue the Glenbrook North stop, the downtown Northbrook/Metra stop, and the stops at Deerbrook Mall and Northbrook Court. These cancellations are a problem for employees, shoppers, commuters, students, and, in particular, the high school special education students and special needs teens and adults who use the bus service for life skills community outings and to reach their jobs. Online public comments in opposition of canceling Route 422 are needed and can be submitted here. The deadline is Tuesday, February 18. Please be sure to reference Route 422.
Wednesday night, February 5, Pace held a hearing at Northbrook Public Library. Pace Board of Directors Chris Canning, conducting the hearing, which included presentations by Pace staff and public comments.
Our elected officials spoke strongly! Cook County Board Commissioner Scott Britton spoke first in support of continued service, as well as better coordination with local officials and constituencies that use the bus service. State Representative Jonathan Carroll, via his Chief of Staff Mike Amarilio, urged the same for himself and our other state legislators currently in Springfield. Northbrook Village Trustee Bob Israel discussed Northbrook’s on-going opposition to the changes. Northbrook Village Manager Richard Nahrstadt presented a letter from Village President Sandy Frum in support of retaining Route 422 in Northbrook, and Greg Claus from Congressman Brad Schneider’s office was also in attendance.
NEXT STEPS: Help us preserve Pace transportation options in Northbrook, please submit an online public comment form. Please be sure to reference Route 422. The deadline is Tuesday, February 18.