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MPC to debut web-based tool to assess development potential around Chicago's newest bus rapid transit line
  • Sep 9, 2013
Development, transportation experts will discuss Ashland Avenue BRT at MPC Roundtable Sept. 11 (Chicago) ... To improve the city's transit service, the City of Chicago is bringing bus rapid transit (BRT) to two corridors--Central Loop and Ashland Avenue--and planning for a complete BRT system. The…
MPC, Active Trans, Local Leaders Applaud Center-Running Bus Rapid Transit on Ashland Avenue
  • Apr 19, 2013
(CHICAGO) … The Chicago Dept. of Transportation (CDOT) and Chicago Transit Authority have announced their vision for center-running Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) service on Ashland Avenue, with the first phase of implementation planned between Cortland and 31st streets. Transportation and…
Catch the traveling Bus Rapid Transit exhibit at six CTA bus and train stops, Aug. 7-9
Have you had a chance to get up to speed yet on the exciting plans for Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) in the Western/Ashland corridor? If not, don’t miss the traveling BRT exhibit headed to a CTA bus or train stop near you! BRT is a new mode of public transit that reinvents the bus, offering a…
Catch the traveling Bus Rapid Transit exhibit at six CTA bus and train stops, Aug. 7-9
  • Jul 20, 2012
Have you had a chance to get up to speed yet on the exciting plans for Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) in the Western/Ashland corridor? If not, don’t miss the traveling BRT exhibit headed to a CTA bus or train stop near you! BRT is a new mode of public transit that reinvents the bus, offering a…
Chicago Architecture Foundation Bus Rapid Transit Presentation
On June 6th, the Chicago Architecture Foundation’s exhibit: Bus Rapid Transit: Next Stop, Chicago, opened. This is the complete presentation from the evening, covering BRT in Cleveland, New York, San Francisco, and the plans for Chicago's incoming system, to learn about the positive effects…
Mark your calendars for BRT Open House meetings
Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) is coming to Chicago – possibly your community! The Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) and Chicago Dept. of Transportation (CDOT) are launching a study of Western and Ashland avenues to determine if BRT is feasible for these corridors. Unfamiliar with BRT? MPC and Active…
Banner month for transportation in Chicago
August has been a banner month for MPC’s transportation program and the region’s transportation network: On Aug. 25, the Illinois State Toll Highway Authority Board (Tollway) approved not only a 35-cent toll increase to support its comprehensive capital plan…
Bus Rapid Transit: Chicago's New Route to Opportunity
  • Audio
  • Aug 24, 2011
Listen to this roundtable event, recorded Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2011, at which MPC released Bus Rapid Transit: Chicago's New Route to Opportunity, a vision for a 10-route Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) network in Chicago that is feasible, best supports existing neighborhood assets, and fills accessibility…
Enrique Peñalosa's Presentation at 8/17 Bus Rapid Transit Roundtable
  • Presentation
  • Aug 18, 2011
On Wednesday, Aug. 17, MPC released Bus Rapid Transit: Chicago's New Route to Opportunity, a vision for a 10-route Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) network in Chicago that is feasible, best supports existing neighborhood assets, and fills accessibility gaps in the current transit network. At the public…
CDOT Commissioner Gabe Klein's Presentation at 8/17 Bus Rapid Transit Roundtable
  • Presentation
  • Aug 18, 2011
On Wednesday, Aug. 17, MPC released Bus Rapid Transit: Chicago's New Route to Opportunity, a vision for a 10-route Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) network in Chicago that is feasible, best supports existing neighborhood assets, and fills accessibility gaps in the current transit network. At the public…

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