Intermittent Reroutes Expected for CTA Loop Buses Due to May Day Immigration Rights Rally

April 30, 2008

04/30/08

In anticipation of large crowds expected to attend the May Day Immigration Rights Rally scheduled for Thursday, May 1, the CTA expects that up to 46 Loop bus routes traveling in the vicinity of the parade may be impacted with intermittent delays. The parade will step-off at noon from Union Park and then run until approximately 3 p.m. before disbanding at the Dirksen Federal Plaza.

Routes that serve the area include:

#1 Indiana/Hyde Park
#2 Hyde Park Express
#3 King Drive
#X3 King Drive Express
# 4 Cottage Grove
#X4 Cottage Grove Express
#6 Jackson Park Express
#7 Harrison
#8 Halsted
#9 Ashland
#X9 Ashland Express
#11 Lincoln/Sedgwick
#14 Jeffery Express
#20 Madison
#X20 Washington/Madison Express
#22 Clark
#24 Wentworth
#26 South Shore Express
#X28 Stony Island Express
#29 State
#36 Broadway
#38 Ogden/Taylor
#56 Milwaukee
#60 Blue Island/26th
#62 Archer
#121 Union/Wacker Express
#123 Illinois Center/Union Express
#124 Navy Pier
#125 Water Tower Express
#126 Jackson
#127 Madison/Roosevelt Circulator
#129 West Loop/South Loop
#132 Goose Island Express
#134 Stockton/LaSalle Express
#135 Clarendon/LaSalle Express
#136 Sheridan/LaSalle Express
#144 Marine/Michigan Express
#145 Wilson/Michigan Express
#146 Inner Drive/Michigan Express
#147 Outer Drive Express
#148 Clarendon/Michigan Express
#151 Sheridan
#156 LaSalle
#157 Streeterville
#173 U of C/Lakeview Express
#192 U of C Hospitals Express

CTA will have extra personnel available on the system as needed to assist customers with rolling reroutes as the parade makes its ways through the Loop. CTA is advising customers to allow extra travel time. To speed travel, customers are encouraged to buy farecards in advance with sufficient value or to add enough value to their existing farecards (either the Chicago Card or magnetic strip farecard) for their return trips later in the day.

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