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Only 24 percent of jobs in the region are accessible by transit in 90 minutes or less by a typical resident — and that number drops to 12 percent in the suburbs.

Bus rapid transit is getting attention nationwide

Check it out! Bus rapid transit is getting a lot of attention all over the country. This article in The Fast Lane, src=http://www.activetrans.org/sites/default/files/westernbrtstudyarea.pnga blog by US. Department of Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, discusses the new bus rapid transit (BRT) system in Austin, Texas, as well as BRT systems in Colorado and San Jose, California.

The article describes what makes bus rapid transit so great–namely giving the bus a dedicated lane where it doesn’t have to compete with cars.

This and other improvements to the route and stations allow bus service to operate efficiently and predictably, providing an experience that is more like riding the train.

Riders for Better Transit is working to bring BRT to Chicago. We’re excited about the potential new plans for BRT in the Loop, as well as along the Western/Ashland corridor. Stick with us for all the latest updates on the project!

Image courtesy of the CTA.