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CTA Planning Bus Rapid Transit Lanes For Ashland, Western Avenues

By Chuck Sudo in News on Oct 16, 2012 9:00PM

A No. 9 Ashland Avenue bus speeds past two billboards in 2009. (Photo credit: Patrick Houdek)

The "Jeffrey Jump" isn't CTA's only bus rapid transit (BRT) program they're looking to put into action. The transit agency is also looking at express lanes for buses on Western and Ashland Avenues.

CTA is working with the Chicago Department of Transportation, the Federal Transit Administration and Department of Housing and Economic Development on a study to implement BRT lanes on 21 miles of Western and Ashland, from Howard to the north to 95th Street on the south. CTA has three open house meetings beginning 5:30 p.m. tonight to gauge public support for express bus lanes and inform riders more about the study. The meetings are at the following locations:

Tuesday, October 16, 2012
5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Iglesia RebaƱo Church
2435 W. Division St.
Nearby transit options include: CTA Bus Routes #49 Western and #70 Division

Wednesday, October 17, 2012
5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Lindblom Math and Science Academy
6130 S. Wolcott Ave.
Nearby transit options include: Green Line (Ashland/63rd Stop) and CTA Bus Routes #63 63rd and #9 Ashland

Thursday, October 18, 2012
5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Lane Tech College Prep High School
2501 W. Addison St.
Nearby transit options include: CTA Bus Routes #49 Western and #152 Addison

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