CTA Express Route Improvements Take Effect This Week

February 9, 2007
2/9/07

The Chicago Transit Authority has added stops to five express bus routes as part of efforts to improve service and convenience for CTA customers. The additional stops are the result of customer feedback, as well as observation and analysis by CTA staff. The additional stops are not expected to impact travel times on any of the five routes.

#X9 Ashland Express buses are now stopping at Taylor and Ashland to enhance service to the Illinois Medical District and adjacent neighborhoods. A stop has also been added at 91st and Ashland.

A stop was added at 69th on the #X49 Western Express to improve the connection to the #67 67th/69th/71st bus route.

#X20 Washington/Madison Express buses are now stopping at Hamlin to improve express bus service at the east end of the Madison and Pulaski business district. The additional stops on the #X9, #X49 and #X20 routes became active on Tuesday, February 6.

To provide more convenient service to Northwestern Hospital and the Streeterville neighborhood, two new stops are also being added to northbound #X4 Cottage Grove Express and #26 South Shore Express bus routes. The new stops are located at Chicago and Mies Van der Rohe, and Chicago and Fairbanks.

Both routes presently operate weekdays during the morning and evening rush periods ending at Michigan and Chicago in the morning, and beginning at Michigan and Superior in the evening.

The #X4 and #26 buses will begin their evening trips from Chicago and Mies Van der Rohe rather than Michigan and Superior. The additional stops on the #X4 and #26 became active Thursday, February 8.

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

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