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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…
1955 Chicago Union Station Booklet: Cross-Roads of the Nation
This 1950s booklet was produced by the railroads that then owned Chicago Union Station to promote the terminal's modern amenities and luxurious cross-country trains. When the station was at its peak, it boasted everything from a women's lounge and nursery to a jail. Today, this piece serves as an…
All things Red Line
While I’ve lived in Chicago more than 25 years, and ride transit almost every day, the idea of traveling from one end of a line to the other end had never occurred to me. So when my friend and colleague Kathleen Brown, Chairman of Investment Banking for the Midwest Region for Goldman Sachs,…
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 PeƱalosa'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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