We share what you had to say about the pending Ashland Bus Rapid Transit project in tonight's Viewer Feedback.
Bus Rapid Transit
Debate over an Ashland Bus Rapid Transit line is heating up as community meetings take place this week to gauge public sentiment. We talk with Ald. George Cardenas (12th) and Metropolitan Planning Council Vice President Peter Skosey about the advantages and challenges facing this long-term project. Read an interview.
We hear the latest on the big rollout of the CTA’s new Ventra card fare payment system, the status of the CTA’s Ashland Avenue Bus Rapid Transit proposal, and the CTA’s push to keep riders away from the dangerous third rail and oncoming trains.
Bus Rapid Transit & Earl Pionke
We have your thoughts on Chicago's proposed bus rapid transit system and hear what you had to say about the passing of folk music pioneer Earl Pionke in tonight's Viewer Feedback.
It could be one of the most dramatic changes to Chicago's public transportation system in decades. We look at the proposed Bus Rapid Transit plans for Ashland Avenue and the Loop.
We talk with CTA president Forrest Claypool about how the transit agency will benefit from Mayor Emanuel's infrastructure announcement, and then we continue our look at Bus Rapid Transit in Mexico City and how Chicago will try its own BRT pilot program.
We take a look at the Bus Rapid Transit system in Mexico City, which some Chicago transportation officials say could serve as a model for the Windy City.