Building the Future of Bus Rapid Transit in Chicago

Chicago, IL

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The next phase of bus rapid transit (BRT) is coming to Chicago! If you just asked yourself, "What is BRT?", our next GOOD Chicago event is for you.

Just last month, the city announced plans for Chicago's first full-scale bus rapid transit test along Ashland Avenue. This concept, which has been implemented in Bogota, Colombia and Cleveland, Ohio, boasts shorter travel times and more reliable service for commuters. At "Building the Future of Bus Rapid Transit in Chicago" our panel will explore the pros and cons of bus rapid transit, key elements of Chicago's BRT plan, and the effect BRT will have on citizens.

PLUS: After the discussion, we'll take what we learned and create a better bus stop prototype in a hands-on workshop led by design experts George and Sara Aye of Greater Good Studio.


  • 5:30 to 6:00 p.m. - Check-in & Explore
  • 6:00 to 6:45 p.m. - Panel Discussion
  • 6:45 to 7:30 p.m. - "Design a Better Bus Stop" Hands-on Workshop

Learn: A panel discussion moderated by Tracy Swartz, CTA Reporter for RedEye


Do: "Design a Better Bus Stop" hands-on workshop, facilitated by George and Sara Aye of Greater Good Studio

Getting There

The Chicago Cultural Center is located at 78 E. Washington St. in downtown Chicago. It is accessible by train (Brown, Green, Orange, Pink, Purple Express, Red and Metra) and by bus (3, 20, 147, 151, and 157).

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