May 8, 2003

Mother's Day weekend means the resumption of warm-weather service on CTA's #130 Grant Park Treasures buses between the Ogilvie Transportation Center (North Western Station), Union Station and the city's downtown lakefront museum campus. The buses will operate Saturdays, Sundays and holidays from Saturday, May 10, through Labor Day, Monday, September 1.

The museum campus, comprised of the Field Museum, Shedd Aquarium and Adler Planetarium, is among the attractions served by #130 buses. Others attractions include the Art Institute, the Spertus Museum of Judaica (closed Saturdays), the Museum of Contemporary Photography (closed Sundays), and Grant Park's crown jewel, Buckingham Fountain.

#130 buses begin their trips in front of the Ogilvie Center westbound on Madison just west of Canal. After turning south on Clinton, the buses stop at Union Station eastbound on Jackson at Canal. Continuing east on Jackson to Michigan, the buses go south to Balbo and east into Grant Park en route to the lakefront museums.

Customers can transfer to #130 buses from the accessible CTA rail stations at Jackson and Dearborn on the Blue Line subway, Jackson and State on the Red Line subway or Library-State/Van Buren on the Brown and Orange Lines which is one block south of Jackson at State. Customers from the Green Line can connect to #130 buses from the Adams/Wabash 'L' station.

#130 buses run every 15 minutes, with trips from the Ogilvie Center starting at 9:20 a.m. on Saturdays and 10:20 a.m. on Sundays and holidays. Return trips from the Adler Planetarium begin 30 minutes later, with the last bus leaving at 6:05 p.m.

The lakefront museums are also served daily by #12 Roosevelt buses, operating east and west on Roosevelt, and by #146 Marine/Michigan buses, which stop along Michigan Avenue north of the Chicago River and serve State Street downtown. Customers can also walk to the museums from the accessible Red, Green and Orange Line 'L' stations at Roosevelt, or transfer to a #12 Roosevelt bus to complete their trips.

For details about CTA routes and schedules, call 836-7000 (all local area codes) or visit www.transitchicago.com.

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