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Better Streets for Buses

The Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) and the Chicago Department of Transportation (CDOT) have launched the City’s first framework plan to improve street infrastructure for public bus service: the Better Streets for Buses Plan! This plan establishes a network of corridors to prioritize, and a toolbox of street treatments to consider as solutions. It lays the groundwork for improved bus services citywide through ongoing investments in street, signal, and sidewalk infrastructure–all designed to achieve faster and more reliable bus service, improved access to bus stops, and better bus stops.

Thank you to everyone who provided comments on the Better Streets for Buses Plan, participated in a public meeting, or helped us spread the word about the project! If you would like to receive future updates related to the implementation of the plan, please send an email to betterstreetsforbuses@transitchicago.com.

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