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Jump is a new CTA bus service designed to provide a faster, more convenient travel experience. CTA customers living along the Jeffery Boulevard corridor will be among the first Chicagoans to try out a new kind of bus service. Jump will feature a number of new features both on the bus and along a two-mile stretch of Jeffery Boulevard. The CTA is working in partnership with the Chicago Department of Transportation, which recently broke ground to begin construction on Jump service improvements.
Construction Has Started!
Construction on the Jeffery Jump corridor began on August 20, and will continue through late 2012. Once construction is over, the service will be branded with its own name and replace the #14 Jeffery Express. During construction, please see our Customer Alerts on how this work might affect your trip:
A number of new features make Jump a more attractive travel option.
- Dedicated Bus Lanes: Jump corridors will be striped and signed for dedicated bus lanes between 67th & 83rd during congested periods (northbound from 7-9 AM and southbound from 4-6 PM).
- Fewer Stops: Average ½-mile Jump station spacing will increase travel speeds. The #15 will continue all local stops, including shared stops at all Jump stations.
- Transit Signal Priority: Traffic signals from 73rd St. to 84th St. will be upgraded to test an early or extended green light, so the bus can get through the intersection more quickly.
- Queue Jumps: Bypass lanes will allow a Jump bus to advance through an intersection with a unique traffic signal to move buses ahead of general traffic. A queue jump will be piloted at Anthony Ave. and Jeffery Blvd.
- High-Quality Station: Most Jump stations will include lighted shelters with Bus Tracker displays, high-visibility kiosks, and ADA-accessible sidewalk ramps. Select locations will also feature bike racks, benches, trash cans, and landscape planters.
- Vehicle Enhancements: Buses will have unique graphics identifying Jump service for easy identification and will be equipped with on-board Bus Tracker displays so customers can anticipate arrival times at key destinations.
Jump Service Launch
The Jeffery Jump bus will be wrapped with a distinct style and logo, and the destination sign will be labeled the #J14 Jeffery Jump.
Travelling from 103rd to downtown, Jump will first pass the residential area showcase station at 100th/Paxton, which will include unique sidewalk and crosswalk surfaces, and wider curbs to shorten crossing distances. Jump will then trigger a queue jump signal at Anthony/Jeffery, which will help the bus move through the viaduct ahead of other traffic with an advanced green light. Starting at 84th Street, Jump will enter a signal priority zone, which will make traveling through intersections more seamless.
At 83rd Street, Jump will begin two miles of bus-only lanes, which means the bus will travel faster with no more weaving in and out of traffic. At 71st/Jeffery, Jump will reach the commercial area showcase station, which will include unique sidewalk and crosswalk surfaces, and a larger shelter for expanded weather protection.
Shortly after the dedicated lane ends at 67th Street, Jump will enter Lake Shore Drive, for a non-stop ride to downtown destinations.
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For further information on the Jeffery Jump service and for more information about Bus Rapid Transit on other corridors please visit the following pages.