May 14, 2013: The CTA in 2015 hopes to begin construction on Ashland bus rapid transit, where buses would get dedicated lanes and traffic signal priority over cars. The first phase of the project would run between the Ashland Orange Line station and the Metra Clybourn stop near Armitage Avenue. This is not a very good transit station: It's in a difficult location off Archer Avenue and near the Stevenson Expressway. The No. 9 Ashland bus is the only bus to stop there. Perhaps the CTA would consider a parking lot near the station so riders could drop off their cars and use the bus to quickly get to the United Center or to transfer to the Green, Pink or Blue lines.
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