A new plan for bus-only lanes could make Ashland and Western avenue buses almost as fast as CTA Red Line trains. But local business owners are worried about adding traffic congestion and losing street parking.
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s administration has decided to channel more than $7.3 million in tax increment financing toward a “bus rapid transit” line downtown, according to transportation and economic-development officials.The money will combine with an announced $24.6 m
When Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel took office this spring he laid out ambitious plans to remake public transportation in the city, including the promise of gold standard bus rapid transit (BRT) within 3 years.The elements that make up true BRT guarantee shorter travel times when compared even to light
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.