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RTA logo Reinstating the Ashland and Western Express Routes

Project Description

Starting in December, the #X9 Ashland Express and #X49 Western Express bus routes will run during the morning and afternoon rush periods. The express service will reduce travel times for passengers on these heavily traveled corridors. Express buses will make stops roughly every half-mile and at all bus and rail transfer points. RTA ICE funds will provide for contributed share of annual service operation costs. The annual costs which include bus operators, fuel, and maintenance are estimated to total from $3 - $3.5 million. When route scheduling is final cost projection will be refined, but with each schedule seasonal labor pick costs will vary to some extent. Funding: 2016 ICE: $1,091,000

Status:In Progress
Program:Innovation, Coordination, and Enhancement
Program Year:2016
Project Type(s):Operating
Current Activities:Complete.
Information Updated:November 2018
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Related Transit Assets
CTA Bus Routes:X9 Ashland Express accessible
X49 Western Express accessible
Related Jurisdictions
US Congressional Districts:1 Bobby Rush, 3 Dan Lipinski, 4 Chuy Garcia, 5 Mike Quigley, 7 Danny Davis, 9 Jan Schakowsky
Illinois Senate Districts:1 Antonio Munoz, 11 Martin A. Sandoval, 16 Jacqueline Y. Collins, 18 Bill Cunningham, 2 Omar Aquino, 20 Iris Y. Martinez, 3 Mattie Hunter, 5 Patricia Van Pelt, 6 John J. Cullerton, 7 Heather A. Steans
Illinois House Districts:1 Aaron Ortiz, 10 Jawaharial Williams, 11 Ann M. Williams, 12 Sara Feigenholtz, 13 Gregory Harris, 2 Theresa Mah, 21 Celina Villanueva, 31 Mary E. Flowers, 32 Andre Thapedi, 35 Frances Ann Hurley, 36 Kelly M. Burke, 39 Will Guzzardi, 4 Delia Ramirez, 40 Jaime M. Andrade, Jr., 6 Sonya M. Harper, 9 Arthur Turner
County Board Districts:Cook 1, Cook 10, Cook 11, Cook 12, Cook 2, Cook 3, Cook 4, Cook 7, Cook 8
Chicago Wards:1 Daniel La Spata, 11 Patrick Thompson, 12 George A. Cardenas, 14 Edward M. Burke, 15 Raymond Lopez, 16 Stephanie Coleman, 17 David Moore, 18 Derrick Curtis, 2 Brian Hopkins, 20 Jeanette B. Taylor, 21 Howard Brookins, Jr., 25 Byron Sigcho-Lopez, 26 Roberto Maldonado, 27 Walter Burnett, Jr., 28 Jason Ervin, 32 Scott Waguespack, 33 Rossana Rodriguez Sanchez, 40 Andre Vasquez, 44 Thomas M. Tunney, 46 James Cappleman, 47 Matt Martin
Councils of Mayors:Chicago

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