It's expensive to build heavy rail / subway systems in this country. In fact, it was about $2 billion per mile for the Second Avenue subway line in New York.
So it's time to give some good lovin' to the much maligned bus.
That's what Salon did recently. And the CTA is too, with its first foray into Bus Rapid Transit on the South Side. That project will cost just $11 million. The pilot implementation project extends the length of the Jeffery bus corridor (from 67th Street – 103rd Street) with dedicated lanes along Jeffery Boulevard between 83rd Street and 67th Street.
It's not a full-fledged implementation, since there are no pre-pay stations to speed boarding. But it's a good start.
So give some lovin' the the bus!