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Old 08-25-2009, 08:44 PM
 
Location: St. Louis Metro East
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Question Metra/CTA Bus question--UIC area

How far is the Halstead Station from the BNSF train from the main UIC campus? Does the Halstead CTA bus pick up at the Metra station there? Looking at coming in from Aurora to UIC, and need viable options. If anyone knows, it would be a huge help!

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Old 08-25-2009, 08:52 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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Old 08-25-2009, 10:11 PM
 
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The Metra Halsted station is directly above Halsted Street, at 1500 South. CTA buses stop at the corner, a few feet from the stairway. You're about three blocks south of the main part of campus; about five blocks south of the student center.

BUT only some BNSF trains stop at this station. Check the timetable. Another good option is riding the #60 bus from Union Station out to campus.
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Old 08-25-2009, 10:17 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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The Metra Halsted station is directly above Halsted Street, at 1500 South. CTA buses stop at the corner, a few feet from the stairway...

BUT only some BNSF trains stop at this station...
Yes they stop there kind of infrequently.

The intercampus shuttle bus stops near the Halsted station.

http://fmweb.fm.uic.edu/Trans/intercampus.aspx

http://fmweb.fm.uic.edu/Trans/daybus.htm

http://fmweb.fm.uic.edu/Trans/nitebus.htm

Also the campus commuter shuttle stops at Union Station.

I would venture that it is easier to just walk to campus from the Halsted station as well some of the time.
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Old 08-25-2009, 10:43 PM
 
Location: Chicago - near NW
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The campus is definitely walkable from the Halsted stop on a nice day. The 8 bus works, but you have to walk either a block north or about half a block south from the train station to get to the nearest bus stop.

From Union, the best bus is the 60.
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Old 08-26-2009, 12:19 PM
 
Location: St. Louis Metro East
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Thanks so much for all your help! More worried about the walk in inclement weather, that's all.

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Old 07-22-2010, 08:02 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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The CTA is getting funding for the "Chicago Central Area Transitway." Does anyone know where to find the plans for the purposed routes?

Chicago Getting Grants for Faster Bus Service | Chicago Transit Authority (http://www.myfoxchicago.com/dpp/news/metro/cta-grants-faster-bus-service-rapid-corridor-20100708 - broken link)
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Old 07-22-2010, 08:14 PM
 
Location: Oak Park, IL
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CMAP, the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning
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Old 07-22-2010, 08:47 PM
 
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Thanks.
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Old 07-23-2010, 09:00 AM
 
Location: Beautiful and sanitary DC
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The CTA is getting funding for the "Chicago Central Area Transitway." Does anyone know where to find the plans for the purposed routes?
Very confusingly, this project is NOT the busway network that's been described in the Central Area Plan and in GO TO 2040. In fact, I hadn't heard of this project before -- it involves some bus lanes on Washington/Madison and Canal/Clinton, plus a bus transfer station on the vacant lot south of Union Station, and some enhanced bus stops.

A somewhat comparable project that just opened in Minneapolis (I have some photos somewhere) is the redesign of Marquette & 2nd avenues.

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