May 7, 1999

A harbinger of summer returns over Mother's Day weekend when CTA's #130 Grant Park Treasures buses resume service to Chicago's lakefront museums directly from the Ogilvie Transportation Center (NorthWestern Station) and Union Station. The buses will operate Saturdays, Sundays and holidays from Saturday, May 8 through Labor Day, Monday, September 6.

The Field Museum, Shedd Aquarium and Adler Planetarium are among the cultural attractions served by #130 buses. Others are the Art Institute, the Spertus Museum of Judaica (closed Saturdays), the Museum of Contemporary Photography (closed Sundays), and the crown jewel itself, Buckingham Fountain.

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

Riders can transfer to fully accessible #130 buses from the Blue Line subway on Jackson at Dearborn, from Red Line subway trains at State, and from Brown (Saturdays only), Green and Orange Line 'L' trains at Wabash.

The buses run every 15 minutes, with trips from the Ogilvie Center starting at 9:35 a.m. on Saturdays and 10:35 a.m. on Sundays and holidays. Return trips from the Adler Planetarium begin 20 minutes later, with the last bus leaving at 5:55 p.m.

The lakefront museums are also served daily by CTA's #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.

For details about CTA routes and schedules, call 836-7000 (all local area codes).

Contact: Media Relations312-222-6106

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