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While the Chicago region’s population grew by 18 percent since 1980, the traffic increased by 66 percent in the same period.

Chicago Architecture Foundation launches exhibition on BRT

On June 1, the Chicago Architecture Foundation is kicking off a new exhibition about bus rapid transit (BRT), followed by a panel discussion about BRT on June 6.

The free exhibit — called Bus Rapid Transit: Next Stop, Chicago — will focus on how we can improve public transit and make Chicago more livable. You can also learn about the city’s plans for BRT.

A panel discussion — Ticket to Ride: Bus Rapid Transit–Cleveland, San Francisco, New York, and Chicago — takes place on Wednesday, June 6, 6 p.m.

Panelists will compare and contrast how BRT relates to issues of economic development, urban revitalization, sustainability and livability. Transportation officials from Cleveland, San Francisco New York City and Chicago will participate in the discussion. Advance reservations are required. A reception precedes the panel discussion.

Time: 6-8 p.m.
Cost: $5 Chicago Architecture Foundation members/$10 non-members
Location: Chicago Architecture Foundation Lecture Hall, 224 S. Michigan Ave.
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