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Life in the Fast Bus Lane

Chicago has applied again to get a $150 million Federal Transit Administration grant to build a rapid-transit-style bus service. Under the plan, the Chicago Transit Authority would add bus lanes across the city for express buses, such as a bus that connects downtown to the city’s far South Side, 103 blocks away.

The Chicago Tribune’s John Hilkevitch reports that this is Chicago’s second attempt to get the program going — the Bush administration gave Chicago the grant but revoked it when the city didn’t develop a proper “congestion pricing strategy.” (more…)