CTA announces new rapid transit 'Jeffery Jump' bus

September 18, 2012

(CTA file photo)

The CTA announced the brand name for its rapid bus transit project on Jeffery Boulevard, dubbing it the Jeffery Jump.

The project, launched in conjunction with the Chicago Department of Transportation, will form the the framework of the CTA's rapid bus transit project for the city, CTA president Forrest Claypool said.

The CTA said the Jeffery Jump will operate from 103rd Street on the south side to Metra’s Ogilvie and Union Stations downtown, which it says will save an estimated five to seven minutes off of morning and evening commutes.

According to the CTA, the Jump service is branded to communicate the way this service allows commuters to “jump” ahead of traffic and get a “jump start” on their morning and evening commutes Jeffery Jump buses uses will be visually distinguishable from other CTA buses—wrapped in bright blue with the Jump logo.

Commuters taking the bus will be able to use lighted bus shelters, that the transit agency says will feature Bus Tracker LED displays, benches, kiosks, accessible ramps and bike racks.

The new service is scheduled to begin in November of this year.