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CTA and CDOT to host final open house meetings for Western and Ashland BRT study

Interested in learning about the potential for new Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) routes along Western and Ashland Avenues? Join the Chicago Transit Authority, Chicago Dept. of Transportation, and Chicago Dept. of Housing and Economic Development on Oct. 16, 17, and 18, to weigh in at the final meetings for the Western and Ashland Avenues Alternatives Analysis. MPC and several other civic partners will help facilitate these public meetings.

BRT is a new form of public transit in Chicago. It offers commuters a fast, reliable, and environmentally friendly transportation alternative. Dedicated lanes, pre-paid boarding, well-designed stations, and signal priority are a few elements that make BRT so effective. The 21-mile alternative analysis study on Western and Ashland avenues, from Howard to 95th streets, explores how to make BRT successful in Chicago. 

Please join us at one of the following meetings to learn next steps and provide input:

Central Location:
Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012
5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Iglesia Rebano Church*
2435 W. Division St., Chicago

South Side Location
Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012
5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Lindblom Math and Science Academy
6130 S. Wolcott Ave., Chicago 

North Side Location
Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012
5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Lane Tech College Prep High School*
2501 W. Addison St., Chicago 

*Facility accessible to people with disabilities.

Please help us spread the word about these important public meetings by sharing this post on Facebook, Twitter or via email, with your friends, colleagues, and neighbors. 

For more information about the Western and Ashland Alternatives Analysis, visit Transitchicago.com/westernashlandbrt, or call CTA Customer Information: 1-888-Your-CTA. For more information about BRT in Chicago, visit www.brtchicago.com

Elli Cosky, MPC research assistant, contributed to this post.

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