Bus Rapid Transit
City officials were warning of increased traffic delays in the Loop beginning Monday, as work begins on the so-called “Loop Link” project to provide faster bus service from Union Station to Millennium Station.
The Chicago Department of Transportation and the Chicago Transit Authority announced the start date for construction of a new Loop bus transit project Monday.
A 16-mile stretch of Ashland Avenue will be the city’s first target for bus rapid transit, with a plan for high-speed buses from 95th Street to Irving Park Road announced Friday at a cost of about $10 million per mile.
Faster bus service is coming to the heavily-traveled corridor linking Navy Pier and Michigan Avenue with the West Loop Metra terminals. Wednesday, CTA and the Chicago Dept. of Transportation unveiled plans for the service, which is expected to shave as much as nine minutes off the commuting time.
The CTA is ready to move ahead with construction on its first experimental Bus Rapid Transit line, on Jeffrey Boulevard.
An ambitious plan to bring rapid transit bus service to Chicago will be unveiled later Wednesday.