CTA’s new bus service begins on Jeffery Boulevard
Customers along Jeffery Boulevard will experience a first-of-its-kind service for Chicago starting Monday, November 12, 2012 when the J14 Jeffery Jump service launches, replacing the #14 Jeffery Express and offering new service enhancements for a reliable, easy and fast way to commute downtown.
During the morning and evening rush periods, customers beginning Monday morning will notice distinctive blue wrapped Jump buses. CTA has been working with the Chicago Department of Transportation (CDOT) to implement a number of new features, which include painted, “bus-only” lanes between 67th and 83rd streets. A new, larger “showcase” bus shelter at 71st and Jeffery will provide greater weather protection with additional seating and LED signs displaying bus arrival information in addition to more bus shelters along Jeffery. Bus stops will be located on average every half mile between 67th and 103rd to speed up the buses’ ability to move along Jeffery, getting passengers to where they need to go more quickly.
The Jeffery Jump will test elements of Bus Rapid Transit (BRT), which is being studied for other streets in Chicago. Additional BRT features to be added to the Jeffery Jump route by the first quarter of 2013 include extended green lights for buses between 73rd to 84th streets and a bypass lane at Jeffery and Anthony Avenue that will allow buses to advance ahead of general traffic.
There is no additional fee to ride the Jeffery Jump beyond the regular fare price. Existing parking restrictions in the lanes used by the Jeffery Jump during rush hour periods will apply 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. northbound and 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. southbound.
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