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How Do You Explain Bus Rapid Transit? With a Mobile Exhibit (and Happy Hour)

By Patty Wetli | Monday, August 6, 2012

Bus Rapid Transit promises to reinvent the bus shelter. Credit: Mike Fourcher

Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) promises to reinvent the bus, as something more like a train. CTA is currently exploring BRT options along Western and Ashland Avenues and has designed a fittingly mobile exhibit that will travel to bus and train stations in an effort to explain the concept to potential riders.

The exhibit will make a number of stops along Ashland and Western, including a few in our neck of the woods:

  • Tue., Aug. 7: 4-6 p.m., Western bus stop at Addison (west side of street)
  • Thur., Aug. 9: 4-6 p.m., Western Brown Line CTA (outside station)
  • Thur., Aug. 9: 6:30-8 p.m., Happy Hour Exhibit at Bad Dog Tavern, 4535 N. Lincoln Ave. (because who doesn’t need a drink after riding CTA)

If you miss the mobile display, an expanded version is on view at the Chicago Architecture Foundation, 224 S. Michigan Ave., 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.

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