BRT: HALO

Chicago, Illinois / United States of America

SPECIAL RECOGNITION

LESS DOES MORE: HALO is a prototype Bus Rapid Transit station for 3 separate sites as part of planning efforts to bring bus rapid transit to Chicago. Inspired by the forward momentum of the urban figure and the power to create continuous positive urban change through transit systems, HALO creates a human-scale space giving way to increased transparency, simple sustainability, and beautiful, integrated forms that bestow a sense of security and calm amongst the chaos of the urban landscape. 
At 1/3 the cost of light rail and utilizing existing roadways, Bus Rapid Transit systems can better stitch together existing transit modes and corridors while rejuvenating neighborhoods at the pedestrian scale. The bus stations participate in this enhanced transit experience by increasing comfort, speed and ease of travel…they are not simply bus shelters.

CORE PRINCIPLES: 
• Dedicated bus lanes 
• Transit signal priority 
• Fewer stops with additional customer amenities, including: pre-paid fare collection, neighborhood maps, and digital displays with bus and train arrival information. 
• A unique, identifiable fleet of buses with a distinct, branded look. 
• BRT buses to be hybrid or alternative fuel vehicles. 
• Dedicated stations designed to increase the speed, comfort, and ease of travel.



Architect of record

Keith Campbell
RTKL Associates Inc.
200 S. Michigan Ave., #1800
Chicago, IL 60604, USA
Phone: 312 542 5906
kcampbell@rtkl.com

Consultant 1

Halvorson Partners
Halvorson + Partners
600 W. Chicago Ave., Suite 650
Chicago, IL 60654, USA
Phone: 312 274 2400
hp@halvorsonandpartners.com

Consultant 2

Willoughby Engineering
Willoughby Engineering
600 W. Chicago Ave., Suite 650
Chicago, IL 60654, USA
Phone: 312.981.3764
WE-info@willoughbyengineering.com