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Mark your calendars for BRT Open House meetings

Gerardo Arevalo Tamayo

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 Transportation Alliance developed this handy BRT fact sheet, which will bring you up to speed. Both of our organizations are part of the Chicago BRT Task Force, which is assisting CTA and CDOT as they develop Chicago’s system plan for BRT, including the Western and Ashland Alternatives Analysis.

Through this analysis, funded by the Federal Transit Administration, CTA and CDOT will study approximately 21 miles of Western and Ashland avenues, from Howard Street on the north to 95th Street on the south. The goal is to explore both the positive and negative impacts of implementing a variety of BRT features and service plans, or “alternatives,” on these corridors.

If you are interested in learning more about the potential for BRT along Western and/or Ashland avenues, mark your calendar for one of three Open House meetings CTA and CDOT are hosting for the Western and Ashland Corridors BRT project.  Information presented will be the same at all meetings. The purpose of this meeting is to:

  • Introduce the project and the Alternatives Analysis process, which is a study of the potential impacts of the various project options, or “alternatives,” which include different features and service plans;
  • Provide additional information to the public about the project; and
  • Solicit feedback from the community on the project. 

When and Where?

Tuesday, June 12, 2012
5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
7th District Police Station
1438 W. 63rd St.
Chicago

Wednesday, June 13, 2012
5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Lane Tech College Prep High School
2501 W. Addison St.
Chicago

Thursday, June 14, 2012
5:30 to 7:30
Wells Community Academy High School
936 N. Ashland Ave.
Chicago

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