The 25th Ward is served by the following modes of public transport:

CTA El trains: Pink and Blue lines
CTA buses: 8 Halsted, 9 Ashland, 18 16th-18th, 21 Cermak, 24 Wentworth, 50 Damen

Proposed Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Project

Statement: “In the spirit of supporting businesses, I’d like to thank CTA and CDOT for exploring options in better sustaining the business community along major street corridors such as Ashland Avenue and Western Avenue.   At the same time, I urge CTA and CDOT to continue hosting community outreach meetings in providing particulars regarding project feasibility and critical concept details.  There is no doubt that this proposed transit project will impact working Chicagoans, residents and the business sector; as well as both the bicycling and pedestrian environments, particularly strong in the 25th Ward.  It is my hope that those most affected are being considered and, part of the conversation with respect to community quality of life, pathways to communities and business longevity. I offer opportunities to meet with community residents and businesses in further discussing the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system.”

I encourage you to be pro-active in learning more about the proposed project and please reach out regarding your concerns.  Stay involved by contacting: or 888-YOUR-CTA.

Western/Ashland Corridor BRT

The Chicago Transit Authority (CTA), in partnership with the Chicago Department of Transportation (CDOT) and the Federal Transit Administration (FTA), is performing an Alternatives Analysis planning study as a means of exploring options for a variety of Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) features and service on both Western and Ashland Avenues. This planning study includes analyzing the positive and negative impacts of these BRT options. The study area extends approximately 21 miles along Western and Ashland Avenues, from Howard Street on the north to 95th Street on the south.

What is the purpose of Western and Ashland Corridors BRT?

  • Strengthen the non-downtown, north-south connections to CTA and Metra’s rail network while improving regional, neighborhood and job connectivity.
  • Provide a high quality bus travel experience by improving reliability, travel speeds and ease of use.
  • Provide a transportation alternative in order to meet city/regional livability and economic goals.
  • Balance road design with current and future demand for increased capacity along the corridors.
  • Ensure solutions address physical and financial constraints.

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