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Western/Ashland BRT project needs your input

CTA has announced the dates for three open house meetings about bus rapid transit (BRT) on the Western and Ashland Corridor.

Not familiar with BRT? Check out our article to learn about the special features, time savings and how it's working in other cities to make commutes faster, more reliable and more convenient.

What is the Western and Ashland Corridors BRT Project?

The CTA, in partnership with the Chicago Department of Transportation and the Federal Transit Administration, is exploring options for a variety of BRT features and service on both Western and Ashland Avenues.

The study area extends approximately 21 miles along Western and Ashland Avenues, from Howard Street on the north to 95th Street on the south.

Information presented will be the same at all meetings.

The purpose of each meeting is to:

  • Introduce the project and the alternative analysis (AA) process. The AA is a study of the potential impacts of the various project options. Each option or “alternative” includes different features and service plans.
  • Provide additional information to the public about the project.
  • Solicit feedback from the community on the project.

Learn more about the meetings and the project.