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  1. Pace/CTA North Shore Coordination Plan

    I haven't found anything online, but in terms of a solution... If you're looking for something from Evanston/Skokie, they could always extend the 97, but giving the route changes in the report a cursory glance, I don't think that'll happen.
  2. Random CTA

    What do these Block IDs mean? Searching for it just returns a lot of links for the CTA bus tracker. It's set up like: S(H/R/S)-### SR (Routes 2, 3, 4, 26 & J14) SH (Routes 8 & 120) SS (Routes 28, 66, 151)
  3. Bringing Back a Route and/or Segment

    More like without dedicated patrol & enforcement, they'd be effectively useless since everyone uses it to get on Norf LSD. Bus lanes on Clark probably wouldn't work that well either, only 2 buses. Dearborn, and at least SB State (5 regular service buses vs NB State's 3), however, are excellent ideas. After all, anything is better than the PM rush LaSalle Express crawl on Wacker, with all the buses essentially forcing their own bus lane ¯\_(ツ)_/¯.
  4. Random CTA

    I'd noticed the same thing! I'd been wondering why we didn't have a 132/133 or 132A/132B. In terms of special service routes, the 132 lasted longer than the X99 at least ¯\_(ツ)_/¯.
  5. CTA 'L' Rosters

    I usually only take the Blue when I come back via O'Hare instead of midway, it uses 4-car consists?
  6. Supplementary 5000s on Blue next pick

    Oh, the old Forest Glen graveyard topic?
  7. Supplementary 5000s on Blue next pick

    I feel like CTA pretty much does this now, especially since now we have a couple of Racine ←→ O'Hare trips using Pink Line equipment ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
  8. Supplementary 5000s on Blue next pick

    This is funny, but I don't understand why, can I get some context please?
  9. Pace/CTA North Shore Coordination Plan

    Mods, is it possible to get this moved so we aren't off topic?
  10. Random CTA

    https://www.transitchicago.com/notice-of-public-hearing-discontinuation-of-bus-route-132-goose-island-exp/ https://www.transitchicago.com/cta-to-seek-corporate-sponsorships-for-iconic-cta-assets/
  11. Bringing Back a Route and/or Segment

    The 4's extension to 115th shows that CTA is prioritizing one-seat rides, which would probably work against the favor of this proposal. On the X4 part, that probably won't come back, for at least a while, it was one of the lower performing X routes at the time of its termination, doing only a bit better than the X3.
  12. Bringing Back a Route and/or Segment

    This could theoretically work during peak, right? From 1p-9p, every other SB 3 trip could start/end at Michigan/South Water, and the 26 is still there to service that corridor. I can't think of a solution for people heading NB, however, during that time period, as I forgot about NW Univ Hosp. You could possibly reroute the 1, but this exchanges one service area for another (not to mention that it is also peak-directional) and still leaves 35th to 95th w/o a one-seat ride half the time. I honestly can't think of a viable solution.
  13. Random CTA

    You were being pedantic, which ultimately isn't helpful to anyone. Not that you'll change your behavior.
  14. Random CTA

    This is titled July 9th, but I can't remember seeing this before. Has this been talked about? https://www.transitchicago.com/mayor-emanuel-unveils-design-for-new-cta-damen-green-line-station/ Seems grand for a CTA station. Also seems like a better idea than the Madison Pink Line i'd heard about a few years ago
  15. Bringing Back a Route and/or Segment

    Honestly, having thought on this for some years, I'd like to see the 3 cut back to before the river. Traversing the Mag Mile causes the 3 to get mired in traffic, which then requires more buses to balance out and both of these scenarios lead to bunching. Passengers needing to head north of Wacker can transfer to the 146, 147 and/or 151 anywhere from Mich/Washington to Mich/Wacker. Even on a Sunday, between those three routes, there should be a bus on the Mag Mile at least every 5-7 mins. The 3 can have improved on-time performance (even if its marginal at best) and might even be able to lose a bus or two (and give it to the 4) and maintain the same frequency of service. The only issue I can think of is where it would end. In that area, there is: Randolph/Harbor Michigan/Wacker llinois Center Alternatively: It could also be routed towards Union Station (possibly serving more of downtown?) and connections to the 146/147/151 can still be made at Adams/State. This would be redundant on some level and goes against the spirit of this post, but it could also be rerouted to Navy Pier via the 124's or less preferably, the 2's routing, which does not experience the same traffic crush as the Mag Mile
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