CTA to Make Presentations on Bus Rapid Transit Initiative

September 23, 2008

The Chicago Transit Authority will make two presentations on the proposed Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) pilot program as part of the Federal Transit Administration grant process. The program will consider improvements and alterations to the #8 Halsted, #66 Chicago, #79 79th Street, #14 Jeffery Express and #15 Jeffery Local routes that can help improve service, reduce traffic congestion and contribute to better air quality.

The BRT service will give commuters a modern and faster alternative to driving, as well as provide better connections with rail lines. In addition to fewer stops, features of BRT include dedicated lanes, traffic signal prioritization capabilities and next-bus arrival information.

The presentations will be held:

Wednesday, September 24
6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Gary Comer Youth Center*
7200 S. Ingleside Avenue
Chicago, IL 60619
 

Thursday, September 25
6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Chicago Public Library, Near North Branch*
310 W. Division
Chicago, IL 60610

The BRT pilot program is funded by federal grant money that the City of Chicago was selected to apply for the purpose of reducing traffic congestion.

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*Facilities are accessible to people with disabilities.

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