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  1. Cermak from Halsted to Ashland is really bad. IDOT is fixing it this summer though.
  2. They only mentioned that the other routes will be continue to be suspended. Pace is wrapping up a study of the Tri-State, and the meeting presenter said it will recommend five stations. I imagine that the 877, 888, and 895 are a good base to build from and would expect those routes to return eventually in one form or another.
  3. I listened to the Pace Planning Committee meeting on YouTube. July 2nd, 2021 will see the return of the Schaumburg Trolley and Ravinia Park routes. August 8th, 2021 will bring the 241, 566, and 573 back. Full service will be restored on the 356, 357, 383, 386, 561, 564, and 569 on that date. 383 will have "unproductive route segments" eliminated, which suggests to me that the 104th/Pulaski trips will be extended to run on the main route. 94% of school trips will operate in the fall, with school trip changes on 310, 311, 313, 315, 322, 422, and 423. 10 existing trips will be el
  4. I believe it's an artifact of the camera and the signs having different refresh rates. Here's a short explainer: https://electronics.howstuffworks.com/question336.htm
  5. I've watched some of the recent board meetings and there hasn't been any detailed discussion. There was concern about social distancing when they bring the school trips back, but it doesn't seem like that will be an issue anymore. There's a board meeting this week and a planning committee meeting next week; hopefully they'll have some more updates at those.
  6. That is most likely the RTA signage for busy transfer points. I'm assuming they are labeling stops in the area due to the Red Line construction. https://storymaps.arcgis.com/stories/0918c46693ad4254a6bc5113e175faf7
  7. They missed the 18 reroute to Ogden and Western.
  8. There was an hour gap between buses on Sunday evening on Cermak. I imagine there's a lot of call-outs during holiday weekends, but maybe there's also a larger operator shortage?
  9. I thought NYCT had logos for each garage, but I can't remember if they put them on the buses.
  10. The web-based clickable map is already updated.
  11. I really like the idea of extending the Green Line to 63/Western. It would be pretty cost effective, and would be pretty key to adding transit options on the SW side. I think a Midway extension would be nice but probably not feasible. I also like the idea of having the Green Line run along the Skyway, then take over the ME to 93/South Chicago. I think then the branches could become a 63rd St line with extensions on both sides from Western to Stony Island. A new wye would have to be built at 59th and a transfer station at 61st. The 63 bus is pretty busy and I think there'
  12. 81 Lawrence South to Halsted/79th oops
  13. Ravenswood was the third busiest non-downtown Metra station (after Route 59 and Naperville) in 2018, so I imagine Peterson-Ridge will be quite successful. Rogers Park was the 26th busiest station, which is still above average for Metra. For high-paid downtown workers, the direct access to the West Loop outweighs the fare difference. The Brown/Purple Line is a roughly 30-35 minute ride to Wells St, while Metra is only 15-20 mins.
  14. Thanks for the article. There was news a few days ago that the Peterson-Ridge station has been delayed yet again: https://blockclubchicago.org/2021/04/27/metras-new-edgewater-station-delayed-yet-again-as-city-nixes-transit-agencys-green-groundwater-plan/
  15. It depends on if or when ridership recovers, but the idea for the Brown Line flyover is to increase frequency down from 3 mins to 2 mins or even less at peak. CTA has stated the new signal system on the O'Hare branch will support 90 second headways, but I'm inclined to believe there's a lot of other operational challenges in the way of making that a reality. One of the issues is that CTA will be constructing a new yard as part of the 130th St extension, so there will still be a lot of trains coming through the south side to provide extra service on the north side. Here's the capacit
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