Wednesday, February 20, 2013
CTA plan: Priority lanes for some Loop buses - Let's see here, they expanded the width of the bike lanes, now lanes just for CTA Buses because traffic sucks so bad... I guess the cars will now have to drive on the sidewalks!
The Chicago Department of Transportation and the Chicago Transit Authority released a plan Wednesday for Bus Rapid Transit that could save commuters in the Central Loop three to nine minutes on each trip, CTA spokeswoman Lambrini Lukidis said.
The system is scheduled to begin service in 2014.
“This means more-efficient travel,” Lukidis said. “That was definitely a consideration.”
The Central Loop transit corridor would include bus-priority lanes on two miles of streets on east-west Madison and Washington streets and north-south Canal and Clinton streets.
The system will serve Union Station, Ogilvie Transportation Center, CTA subways and Navy Pier.
More than 1,700 buses are expected to use the corridor every day, carrying more than 47 percent of commuters traveling on those routes, according to CDOT and the CTA.
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