Fewer Chicagoans are taking the bus these days. Ridership has decreased by 8% in the last ten years, most likely due to an increase in traffic congestion. In order to address this problem, the CTA is teaming up with city planners to create a new bus rapid transit system throughout the city. Streets would be rebuilt to accommodate bus-only lanes, running down the middle of the street. While it will mean fewer lanes for cars, it will eliminate bus traffic entirely. Chicagoans can expect to see these lines sometime next year.
CTA Experiments with Bus Rapid Transit