Bus Rapid Transit Station Renderings
Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) is a public transit mode which incorporates many of the advantages and appeal of light rail—enabling a bus transit service that moves faster and is more user-friendly than traditional buses, but at a fraction of the cost and time it takes to build new rail systems. Construction of BRT systems in many cities around the world has proven nothing less than transformative. A network of BRT routes in Chicago could better connect and greatly improve the city’s mobility and accessibility. CTA is evaluating implementing BRT lines on the Ashland and Western Avenue corridors, which have approximately 30,000 riders per day each
Architect Kevin Pound, from Kevin Pound Design, developed architectural renderings of BRT stations to facilitate CTA’s community outreach and give key stakeholders a view in to the potential future. In addition, Kevin provided architectural drawings of different lane and station configurations at key intersections on the Ashland and Western corridors which will help in the evaluation phase of the various options.
This commitment to designing beautiful, functional, and environmentally friendly spaces will help the CTA communicate its vision and secure additional funding for this innovative system.