Bus routes out of Forest Glen Garage will be next to go live on CTA’s Bus Tracker service, according to information posted to the Web site. The additional routes, scheduled to go online on June 23rd, will bring the total number of routes on Bus Tracker to 52.
Routes out of all five remaining bus garages are scheduled to appear on Bus Tracker by early 2009. The deployment scheduled is tightly linked to the retirement of older buses which did not receive the necessary equipment for Bus Tracker. This includes a majority of the 5300-series Flxibles along with all 4400-series TMCs and 5800-series New Flyers.
According to the CTA, additional Bus Tracker routes will be activated in July. Such routes could be out of Kedzie Garage, as it will very soon be eradicated of all older, non-Bus Tracker vehicles.