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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.

New video shows the benefits of BRT on Ashland Ave.

We’re excited about the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) project proposed for Ashland Avenue and we know residents and businesses along Ashland are too.

Our partners at the Metropolitan Planning Council recently released a great video showing the benefits of BRT.

The video features interviews with Gabe Klein from the Chicago Department of Transportation, CTA's Chief Planning Officer Rebekah Scheinfeld, Ashland corridor residents and Warren Ribley, executive director of the Illinois Medical District — all explaining how BRT will help get people where they need to go conveniently and on time.

The video does a great job of illustrating just how easy and fast BRT service will be and how transformative it will be to the Ashland corridor.

As the video explains, BRT will improve the quality of life along Ashland, from providing better access to jobs and services, to reducing traffic congestion and making our streets safer. It means a new option for people to get around.

The center-running lanes designated only for buses will allow buses to go 80 percent faster during rush hour than they do today. This will make transit a desirable choice for many people. It will be affordable and it will be convenient. 

Help us make BRT on Ashland a reality by voicing your support for the project. Whether you are a resident, business owner or frequent transit user, our local elected officials need to hear why you believe Bus Rapid Transit will improve your community.

Send a message to the CTA and your alderman in support of BRT on Ashland and throughout Chicago. 

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