Bus Rapid Transit Report
CMAP Strategic Guide for Expressway-based Bus Rapid Transit
Bus Rapid Transit is gaining momentum as a flexible, cost-effective solution that improves transit and reduces congestion. Because BRT is an important strategy in the GO TO 2040 comprehensive regional plan, the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning has published Land Use Policies and Strategies for Expressway-Based Bus Rapid Transit, a guide for municipalities, transit providers, and transportation agencies.
It includes an overview of potential BRT projects in the region, in addition to recommended policies and strategies in four areas:
- Station Siting
- Planning for BRT-Supportive Land Use in an Expressway Environment
- Pedestrian and Bicycle Connectivity
- Marketing and Permanence
For more information, please contact:
Elizabeth Schuh, eschuh (at) cmap.illinois.gov, (312) 386-8681
The LTA home page has details of activities sponsored by the HUD Sustainable Communities grant to CMAP for support of community projects that advance the principles of GO TO 2040. Planning assistance and grants for local projects across metropolitan Chicago are now available through the Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) Community Planning Program and CMAP Local Technical Assistance Program at www.rtachicago.com/applications.
An interactive map of local case studies describes projects and people that exemplify the goals and objectives of GO TO 2040.
CMAP's Local Ordinances and Toolkits program provides resources to municipalities interested in pursuing policies that are aligned with GO TO 2040 recommendations.