All this week, WBEZ is looking at Rahm Emanuel’s first 100 days as Chicago mayor.
One of Emanuel’s pledges is to push for the creation of the city’s first bus-rapid-transit line. The idea behind BRT is to deliver the benefits of rail at a fraction of the cost. BRT shortens travel times through dedicated bus lanes, pre-paid boarding that’s level with station platforms, and traffic signals that favor the buses.
WBEZ’s West Side bureau reporter Chip Mitchell gives us a progress report on Emanuel’s ambitious plan.