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emathias Dec 15, 2015 3:14 PM

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Originally Posted by k1052 (Post 7270051)
I'm eager to see the new dedicated delivery and livery/cab/rideshare standing lane in operation.

Considering the investment in this, I'd expect severe tickets for abusers of the lane, at least for the first month or so. It also has stronger designation and even some actual separation from the rest of the lanes compared to previous bus-only lanes.

k1052 Dec 15, 2015 5:54 PM

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Originally Posted by emathias (Post 7270887)
Considering the investment in this, I'd expect severe tickets for abusers of the lane, at least for the first month or so. It also has stronger designation and even some actual separation from the rest of the lanes compared to previous bus-only lanes.

I'm hopeful but not optimistic. I'd much prefer automatic enforcement but the state would need to act to allow it.

emathias Dec 15, 2015 7:30 PM

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Originally Posted by k1052 (Post 7271105)
I'm hopeful but not optimistic. I'd much prefer automatic enforcement but the state would need to act to allow it.

CTA can just put bats at each bus stop and impatient riders can "take care of the problem" themselves ...

ardecila Dec 15, 2015 7:33 PM

The other problem is the left-hand curb lane, which is now a through-traffic lane at all hours but trucks and taxis will continue to use it.

Chi-Sky21 Dec 15, 2015 8:23 PM

Just give buses permission to ram the parked cars....problem solved. Sorry, but i also hate the cars that block intersections....we should be allowed to plow into them too. 8)

k1052 Dec 16, 2015 3:17 PM

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Originally Posted by ardecila (Post 7271260)
The other problem is the left-hand curb lane, which is now a through-traffic lane at all hours but trucks and taxis will continue to use it.

Well....the bike lane should work nicely at least.

emathias Dec 20, 2015 10:22 PM

I noticed today that the CTA changed the stop spacing for the 22/Clark bus at least through River North. I hope it helps.

MayorOfChicago Dec 21, 2015 3:42 PM

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Originally Posted by Chi-Sky21 (Post 7271338)
Just give buses permission to ram the parked cars....problem solved. Sorry, but i also hate the cars that block intersections....we should be allowed to plow into them too. 8)

On LaSalle the huge issues isn't cars as much as the hoards of buses that block intersections in the loop. I don't remember the last time I walked across LaSalle at Randolph at 8:40am and at least one bus wasn't blocking the intersection or sidewalk. It creates horrible issues that spread across the loop at these intersections.

They need to start seriously ticketing cars AND buses that block intersections.

HowardL Dec 22, 2015 12:36 AM

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Originally Posted by MayorOfChicago (Post 7276911)
On LaSalle the huge issues isn't cars as much as the hoards of buses that block intersections in the loop. I don't remember the last time I walked across LaSalle at Randolph at 8:40am and at least one bus wasn't blocking the intersection or sidewalk. It creates horrible issues that spread across the loop at these intersections.

They need to start seriously ticketing cars AND buses that block intersections.

I take the 135 to work and it can take 15mins to get from Wacker to Washington. The problem is often parked trucks being unloaded. If the City were to ban deliveries during morning and evening rush, I think it would smooth things out some.

aaron38 Dec 29, 2015 1:22 AM

I saw that ground breaking happened for the southern extension of the north branch trail, from Devon to Foster. Long needed. My friend and I rode into the city that way one time, and almost died on Caldwell/Cicero trying to get from the trail head to Foster.
I'm happy for all the residents there that will now have easier access to the trail. I'll love to make that ride again when it's done.
http://fpdcc.com/wp-content/uploads/...g-11302015.pdf

MayorOfChicago Dec 29, 2015 8:59 PM

apparently the loop link might need a little tweaking.....

http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f3...pssorra85q.jpg

ardecila Dec 30, 2015 4:45 AM

LOL that didn't take long. Looks like the thermoplastic they used for the red didn't bond properly to the concrete. Water got underneath it, froze and it spalled off.

Most of the lanes were done with integral red concrete, so they won't fail like this. Just a a special case since this is on a bridge.

SolarWind Jan 5, 2016 2:16 AM

Union Station Transit Center
 
January 4, 2016


CTA Gray Line Jan 14, 2016 2:15 PM

New Streetsblog "Transit Explorer" Map.....
 
http://chi.streetsblog.org/2016/01/1...n-chicagoland/

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

TRANSIT EXPLORER MAP SHOW NINE UPCOMING TRANSIT PROJECTS IN CHICAGOLAND by Steven Vance

Last week Yonah Freemark and I published a new Map called "Transit Explorer".....

CTA Gray Line Jan 16, 2016 1:12 PM

South Side Groups: Make the Metra Electric run like the CTA 'L'....
 
http://chi.streetsblog.org/2016/01/1...ike-the-cta-l/

Thursday, January 14, 2016

South Side Groups: Make the Metra Electric Run like the CTA 'L'

Steven Vance


A dozen neighborhood organizations, along with the Active Transportation Alliance and the Center for Neighborhood Technology, are calling for the Metra Electric Line, with it's three branches that run through several South Side communities, to operate like a CTA 'L' line......

CTA Gray Line Jan 18, 2016 4:57 AM

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Originally Posted by CTA Gray Line (Post 7301620)
http://chi.streetsblog.org/2016/01/1...ike-the-cta-l/

Thursday, January 14, 2016

South Side Groups: Make the Metra Electric Run like the CTA 'L'

Steven Vance


A dozen neighborhood organizations, along with the Active Transportation Alliance and the Center for Neighborhood Technology, are calling for the Metra Electric Line, with it's three branches that run through several South Side communities, to operate like a CTA 'L' line......

I will be attending this MPC event in March to lobby Sec. LaHood for a connection to the White House, to seek Gray Line Funding:

http://www.metroplanning.org/events/...ink/detail/355

CTA Gray Line Jan 27, 2016 8:50 PM

http://www.chicagoreader.com/chicago...t?oid=21007763

January 26, 2016 NEWS & POLITICS | TRANSPORTATION

By John Greenfield @greenfieldjohn

When I rode the Red Line from Uptown to downtown during the morning rush last week, my rail car was as packed as a sardine can by the time we left the Belmont stop. Damon Lockett, a copywriter who commutes daily from Edgewater to River North, told me that overcrowded trains are typical during peak hours nowadays.....

SolarWind Feb 1, 2016 5:03 AM

Union Station Transit Center
 
January 29, 2016




CTA Gray Line Feb 11, 2016 1:34 PM

U.S. Transportation Secretary Foxx recommends 3.5 billion to expand transit options..
 
http://www.newsroomamerica.com/story...rtunities.html

BVictor1 Feb 11, 2016 3:24 PM

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/c...211-story.html

Chicago transit overhaul gets $156M in federal funds, $125M more possible

Tribune news servicesContact Reporter

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The federal government is steering $156 million in new funding to help Chicago modernize congested and aging sections of its busiest commuter rail corridor.

Another $125 million on top of that is written into President Barack Obama's fiscal 2017 budget proposal. But that money would still have to make it through Congress before it could become new track and signals for the Chicago Transit Authority's Red and Purple Line modernization.


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