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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 better experience with the reliability, efficiency and speed of a train. The CTA, in partnership with the Chicago Department of Transportation and the Federal Transit Administration, is performing a planning study to explore options for a variety of Bus Rapid Transit features and service on both Western and Ashland Avenues.

The Active Transportation Alliance, Metropolitan Planning Council and Chicago Architecture Foundation are partnering to bring a mobile BRT exhibit to transit riders. The exhibit is a condensed version of the Bus Rapid Transit: Next Stop Chicago exhibit currently on display at the Chicago Architecture Foundation, 224 S. Michigan Ave., 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. It’s a fun way to learn about Chicago’s plans to improve transit and an opportunity to get involved in support of BRT. The three-day traveling exhibit will end with an evening happy hour exhibit and celebration.

Find information about BRT in Chicago at http://www.brtchicago.com. Transit riders can take action online in support of Bus Rapid Transit here.

Tue., Aug. 7
4-6 p.m. Western bus stop at Addison (west side of street)
4-6 p.m. Ashland bus stop at 79th (west side of street)

Wed., Aug. 8
4-6 p.m. Western Orange Line CTA (outside station)
4-6 p.m. Ashland bus stop at 18th (east side of street)

Thur., Aug. 9
4-6 p.m. Western Brown Line CTA (outside station)
4-6 p.m. Division Blue Line CTA (outside station)
6:30-8 p.m. Bus Rapid Transit Happy Hour Exhibit at Bad Dog Tavern (4535 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago)

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Find it on Facebook: Bus Rapid Transit Happy Hour Exhibit