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These accessible bus routes will be enhanced by increasing service frequency and hours of operation to improve access from Chicago's west side, an area of higher unemployment with pockets of low income residents to employment destinations that include the Illinois Medical District, University of Illinois-Chicago, the Brick Yard Mall/Wal-Mart area, Navy Pier, and Michigan Avenue.

Program:Job Access Reverse Commute / New Freedom / Section 5310
Program Type:JARC/NF
Program Year:2007
Project Type(s):Operating
Current Activities:Route 7 - CTA implemented the service on June 6, 2008. The 11,600 trips attributable to the expanded service. Route 65 - CTA implemented the service on March 23, 2008. The service provided 212,100 trips in June 2014 with an estimated 20,200 trips attributable to the expanded service. Both of these service are now operated without federal operating assistance.
Information Updated:September 2014
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CTA Bus Routes:7 Harrison accessible
65 Grand accessible
Related Jurisdictions
Municipalities:Chicago, Elmwood Park
US Congressional Districts:4 Chuy Garcia, 5 Mike Quigley, 7 Danny Davis
Illinois Senate Districts:13 Robert Peters, 2 Omar Aquino, 3 Mattie Hunter, 39 Don Harmon, 4 Kimberly A. Lightford, 5 Patricia Van Pelt
Illinois House Districts:10 Jawaharial Williams, 26 Kambium Buckner, 3 Eva Dina Delgado, 4 Delia Ramirez, 5 Lamont Robinson, 6 Sonya M. Harper, 78 Camille Y. Lilly, 8 La Shawn K. Ford, 9 Arthur Turner
County Board Districts:Cook 1, Cook 12, Cook 2, Cook 3, Cook 8, Cook 9
Chicago Wards:1 Daniel La Spata, 11 Patrick Thompson, 2 Brian Hopkins, 24 Michael Scott, 25 Byron Sigcho-Lopez, 26 Roberto Maldonado, 27 Walter Burnett, Jr., 28 Jason Ervin, 29 Chris Taliaferro, 30 Ariel E. Reboyras, 35 Carlos Ramirez-Rosa, 36 Gilbert Villegas, 37 Emma Mitts, 4 Sophia King, 42 Brendan Reilly
Councils of Mayors:Chicago, North Central
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