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CircleSeven last won the day on March 19 2014

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  1. There's an at-grade freight train crossing at 71st, east of Bell. There is a plan to make that a viaduct, but that's years away.
  2. Ahead of the public hearings (which the first one will be tonight), Pace has posted PDFs of changes to each bus route individually. #215, #225, #226, #422, #423, #424 and the discoutinued #210 & #421. And here's the map that serves the schools. Speaking of school trips, the #422 will add a school trip to Glenbrook South HS, using a portion of the #210 routing from downtown Glenview.
  3. Pace #641 & the #54A cut was posted in the original proposal, but not on the updated Phase 2 proposal. Not sure if they'll follow through with the #641 proposal in the future (post-Phase 2).
  4. I can't see them NOT use it. The old #37 Sedgwick/Odgen (and the #38 Ogden/Taylor) used that turnaround. It was made during the Douglas branch rehab so buses wouldn't have to turn around at the median on Cermak & Karlov.
  5. I forgot to mention but in regards to that at-grade crossing at 71st east of Western. There are a plans in the works to make that crossing a viaduct (like the one on 69th), as a part of the 75th Corridor Improvement project. But that is still years out. But it would be a convienience for motorists to go straight on 71st without getting caught by those long frieght trains.
  6. California Ave. doesn't go straight through because of the train tracks north of Fulton. So the #94 buses normally turn west on Fulton to Sacramento. When the route gets extended this Spring, it will turn east from Sacramento to Chicago Ave. and then back north on California.
  7. During today's board meeting, the CTA has approved two new one-year pilots. The #157 Streeterville/Taylor will be extended to operate on Ogden Ave. west of California to the Pulaski Pink Line Station. The CTA is also realigning the #52 & #94 routes. The #52 will operate on Kedzie to Chicago Ave. and will terminate at Sacramento. While the #94 will terminate at Addison & Rockwell, using the California segment currently used by the #52. The pilots will go in effect on April 19. This will be the first time in almost 12 years an Ogden bus will be operating west of California.
  8. Follow up. Pace has posted this flyer for public hearings regarding Phase 2 changes. And because of "resource constraints", the proposed changes are different from the original changes: From Jefferson Park, the #215 will go straight down Foster to Pulaski, instead of Foster-Cicero-Peterson-Pulaski. The proposed #641 is not included in these new changes. That probably means #54A is saved from the blade. For the first time in over a decade, the #226 will go straight down Oakton between Mannheim and Busse, instead of serving the Des Plaines Metra. The bus will also turn on Skokie to Howard instead of Crawford, eliminating duplication of the #97 on that one-mile stretch of Oakton. The #423 will terminate at the Glen of North Glenview Metra station via Waukegan and Willow Roads, but it will still serve Glenview Metra via Waukegan-Dewes-Harlem-Glenview and then back on Waukegan. The #422 will only terminate at the Glenview Metra, and will NOT proceed north to the Glen Metra station, as it was originally proposed. The new #424 will only terminate at the Glen Metra, and will NOT proceed north on Shermer & Waukegan to Northbrook Court as it was originally proposed.
  9. Regarding the #24 reroute through Chinatown, CTA has reposted the alerts this week.
  10. They also had a public hearing regarding the Phase 1 changes, including the discontinuation of CTA #205. I'm sure they'll be doing another public hearing for Phase 2.
  11. Anyone who were looking forward for implementation of Phase 2, might have to wait a bit longer. I was reading the minutes of June's Pace Planning Committe meeting. And it mentioned that they're planning to implement Phase 2 this coming August of next year.
  12. Don't CTA have to have a public hearing on the discontinuation of the #54a (similar to what they did for the #205), plus the board have to approve it before it gets implemented? The same goes for Pace. Don't their board have to approve the Round 2 changes before it goes in effect? The board only approved the Round 1 changes last year. And even after approving it, it took a couple of months before the changes went into effect. Stuff like this takes time, and I don't think these changes will go in effect before the end of the year.
  13. The South Terminal will reopen on Monday.
  14. Looks like August 11th will be the launch date for the Pulse Milwaukee BRT line.
  15. Update. Saturday #209's last trip will be June 8th. But on the main page, it now list the #304 & #326 as "TBD in August".
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