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    Americana, D60LF, LFS

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  1. I believe the concept is spot improvements at major intersections on 79th. I can't remember if the bus lane concept for Chicago is spot improvements or a continuous segment. The reports (exhibits for 79th missing unfortunately) are posted here: http://www.rtams.org/rtams/planningStudy.jsp?id=3164
  2. Nothing official has been discussed since the meetings in 2013. The X9 was revived and the TOD zoning has been expanded to Ashland however. Planning efforts have shifted to 79th St and Chicago Ave, where bus lanes, technology improvements, and stop removals/relocations will be strategically placed.
  3. CTA buses to go all electric by 2040?

    Minneapolis, Boston, Los Angeles, and Seattle have 60' Electric New Flyers on order.
  4. Pace 2019 Budget

    Service notices for: 348 Saturday elimination: http://www.pacebus.com/sub/schedules/route_notice_detail.asp?Notice_ID=1223 362 elimination: http://www.pacebus.com/sub/schedules/route_notice_detail.asp?Notice_ID=1224 546 Saturday elimination: http://www.pacebus.com/sub/schedules/route_notice_detail.asp?Notice_ID=1226 All effective March 4th 2019. Funding found for Rt 638 through June 30th: http://www.pacebus.com/sub/schedules/route_notice_detail.asp?Notice_ID=1216
  5. 7900-series Nova LFS - Deliveries & Assignments

    I think the other bus with the new info screen is 8102.
  6. New Express Routes Coming Soon.

    Pace proposing some changes for I-55 corridor. Discontinuation of Route 856 due to low ridership New Route 855 trips to operate between the Burr Ridge Park-n-Ride and the East Loop via Seat Geek Stadium (formerly Toyota Park) Removal of Route 850/851/855 service from the Old Chicago Park-n-Ride to help alleviate parking constraints Addition of one morning trip from Plainfield on Route 755 Addition of one morning trip on Route 850 http://www.pacebus.com/sub/schedules/route_notice_detail.asp?Notice_ID=1212
  7. Random CTA

    I think they run reduced frequencies when they are single tracking. They sub the 4 car trains with 8 car trains though, to maintain capacity.
  8. This happens every once in a while, especially soon after adding value or a pass. Typically after a few tries, the reader will say "go". I think the bus delay comes from the fact that the readers use a wireless connection to the Ventra servers. On days with poor weather or heavy cloud coverage, the readers are less likely to properly register the card and will display the tap error or insufficient funds messages. The rail station readers are hardwired and do not have any weather related delays.
  9. Garfield Gateway (Green Line)

    The AM peak Red Line trips from 63/Ashland to Howard don't arrive downtown until after 9 am. The southbound PM peak trips from Howard to 63/Ashland all leave downtown before 5pm, but the rush hour generally starts around 3 or 4 pm. There's only six of these peak direction runs over a 90 minute span, so the frequency averages out to every 18 minutes.
  10. Garfield Gateway (Green Line)

    If the University of Chicago gentrification project thing (eyeroll) ever gets off the ground (likely the impetus for this nonsensical project) then maybe some more people will get on the train. As it stands, this neighborhood appears to be one of the hardest hit by vacancy and teardowns citywide.
  11. Garfield Gateway (Green Line)

    Garfield Green Line reopening Jan 10: https://www.transitchicago.com/travel-information/alert-detail/?AlertId=55175
  12. 95th Red Line Station Rebuild

    I think the berthing is still the same. It ends up that the north stairs are close to the front of the train and the south stairs are close to the back of the train. Not sure if this will change, as the northern part of the platform is still under construction.
  13. 95th Red Line Station Rebuild

    Yes, there will be an entrance to the north bus bridge from Lafayette and exit to State.
  14. 95th Red Line Station Rebuild

    After visiting the new 95th terminal, it looks like the bays under construction (E, F, G) are destined for the #29-State bus.
  15. O'Hare Airport Expansion

    Tribune says "fall" for ATS reopening. https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-biz-biz-people-mover-closure-20181231-story,amp.html?__twitter_impression=true
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