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Bus Rapid Transit -- Ashland Avenue

Bus Rapid Transit -- Ashland Avenue

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Bus Rapid Transit -- Ashland Avenue
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WHY ASHLAND?
•
Demand:
Ashland Avenue has the highestbus ridership o all CTA routes with 10 millionboardings in 2012, more than 31,000 per weekday
•
Access to Jobs:
Provides access to nearly133,800 jobs, including large employment centerssuch as the Illinois Medical District
•
Popular Destinations:
Serves UIC, Malcolm XCollege, United Center, and 99 grammar/highschools
•
Connections to Transit Network:
Providesaccess to seven CTA ‘L’ stations, two Metrastations, and 37 bus routes
•
Need:
Provides much-needed non-downtown,north-south connection
•
Residents:
1 in 4 households located withinwalking distance o Ashland Avenue do not havea car
•
Speed/Time:
Up to 83% increase in bus speeds
•
Width:
At 70-eet curb-to-curb, road is wideenough to construct BRT
•
Safety:
Improved lighting, ADA ramps, centerstation platorm to provide pedestrian reugewhen crossing, and ewer let-hand turns, whichare a major cause o vehicle accidents
•
Reliability:
50% more reliable than the local bus
Ashland BRT
IN PARTNERSHIP WITH
 ® 
SCHEDULE
Project StartWinter 2012Environmental Analysis & Conceptual EngineeringSpring 2013 –Fall 2013Public EngagementSpring 2013 –Summer 2013Final Design
*
Fall 2013 –Spring 2014
PROJECT VISION
The CTA, in partnership with the ChicagoDepartment o Transportation, theDepartment o Housing and EconomicDevelopment, and the Federal Transit Administration, perormed a year-longplanning study to assess options or BusRapid Transit (BRT) on both Ashlandand Western Avenues. Ater analysisand input at public open houses, BRTis now planned or 16 miles o Ashlandrom Irving Park Road to 95th Street, withthe frst phase now being designed orcentral Ashland rom Cortland Avenue to31st Street with ongoing public input.
WHAT ISBRT?
Bus Rapid Transit (BRT)is a term applied to avariety o bus servicedesigns that provideor aster, more efcientand more reliableservice than an ordinarybus line. Oten this isachieved by makingimprovements toexisting street and trafcsignal inrastructure.To learn more about the project visit:
www.transitchicago.com/ashlandbrt 
*Contingent upon available unding.

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