Public hearing discusses Ashland bus-only lane

The CTA says Ashland is in need of a makeover because one in four households along the route don't own a car. But some who live and work say the plan will kill business.

December 10, 2013 7:10:19 PM PST
There was a renewed push on Tuesday night to bring faster bus service to a busy Chicago street.

People gathered in the city's Pilsen neighborhood in support of bringing bus rapid transit to Ashland Avenue. There was a public hearing at Benito Juarez Community Academy on West Cermak.

If the concept comes to Chicago, "bus-only" lanes would be created in the center of the road.

Supporters say it would shorten travel times for commuters.

Opponents fear the concept would create more traffic congestion and hurt businesses along Ashland.