South Halsted Bus Corridor Enhancement Project
Pace Suburban Bus and the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) are collaborating to improve public transportation along South Halsted Street. They’ve initiated a study to evaluate transit needs and identify improvements that would better serve local communities.
A planning study was initiated in early 2018 to evaluate the South Halsted corridor to identify potential bus improvements for the corridor’s 11,500 daily transit customers. Pace and CTA established a Corridor Advisory Group consisting of community leaders and agencies to get feedback and guidance on transit needs along South Halsted and potential infrastructure improvements to enhance bus service. A Corridor Evaluation, Recommendations, and Project Strategy Final Report was developed, which outlines roadway configuration alternatives, preliminary locations for enhanced stations, preliminary service and operating information, and project cost estimates. The next phase of the planning process, which includes refining design and conducting a review of environmental impacts as required by the federal government was initiated in October 2019.