Western/Ashland Corridor BRT
The Chicago Transit Authority (CTA), in partnership with the Chicago Department of Transportation (CDOT) and the Federal Transit Administration (FTA), is performing an Alternatives Analysis planning study as a means of exploring options for a variety of Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) features and service on both Western and Ashland Avenues. This planning study includes analyzing the positive and negative impacts of these BRT options. The study area extends approximately 21 miles along Western and Ashland Avenues, from Howard Street on the north to 95th Street on the south.
What is the purpose of Western and Ashland Corridors BRT?
- Strengthen the non-downtown, north-south connections to CTA and Metra’s rail network while improving regional, neighborhood and job connectivity.
- Provide a high quality bus travel experience by improving reliability, travel speeds and ease of use.
- Provide a transportation alternative in order to meet city/regional livability and economic goals.
- Balance road design with current and future demand for increased capacity along the corridors.
- Ensure solutions address physical and financial constraints.
Learn more at: www.transitchicago.com/westernashlandbrt/