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CTA to Announce Express Bus Lines Along Ashland, Western

Susana Vasquez, LISC Chicago (mobile)

CITY HALL — Mayor Rahm Emanuel and CTA President Dorval Carter will announce plans to introduce express buses along Ashland and Western Avenues, according to a press release from the city.

The new service along the 9 and 49 routes will stop "roughly every half-mile" during rush periods, saving commuters about 12 minutes each way compared local buses, the release said.

This would be the city's first reintroduction of express service since it was phased out in 2010 "due to declining public funding in the wake of an economic recession," the release said.

It's unclear what effect, if any, this service revamp would have on the city's 2-year-old plan to carve out a "Bus Rapid Transit" line along Ashland.

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