Chicago’s BRT-Lite “Loop Link” Finally Links Loop
Dec20

Chicago’s BRT-Lite “Loop Link” Finally Links Loop

The Chicago flavor of Bus Rapid Transit made its debut earlier today, as the first Loop Link buses trundled between Union Station and Michigan Avenue.  The idea is to speed bus pacing through the most congested part of the city by giving buses dedicated lanes and priority at traffic lights, reducing the number of stations, making boarding easier, and eventually implementing a pre-paid fare system to move the Ventra waits from inside...

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Idling Chicago Commuters Seeing Loop Link Progress
Sep04

Idling Chicago Commuters Seeing Loop Link Progress

When sitting in your car or on your bus watching pedestrians zoom by, it can be difficult to accept a road construction project as being anything but a nuisance. But more often than not, we can see the intention of said nuisance and know it will be worth the temporary inconvenience when all is said and done. Since March, Chicagoans have been watching the Loop Link project slow things down through the heart of the downtown business...

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Status Update: Union Station Transit Center
May28

Status Update: Union Station Transit Center

Methodically, the surface parking lot sandwiched between the Amtrak parking garage and Union Station in the West Loop is being scraped away to make room for the new $22 million CTA Transit Center at 300 South Canal Street. The transit center is billed as a “multi-modal” facility, though it stretches the definition a little.  It will allow Amtrak and Metra riders to transfer to Divvy bicycles, CTA local 60, 124, and 157 bus...

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Week Links – June 30, 2013
Jun30

Week Links – June 30, 2013

Free as in beer: The City of Chicago’s new tourism department now has an official app (linky).  It’s also the app used by the city’s Information Guides who help tourists find their way around The Loop, Streeterville, Near North, and the Gold Coast.  You can get your business featured for anywhere from $99-$699/year (linky). Want to know about Chicago’s Bus Rapid Transit scheme?  Here’s the web site....

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