January 3, 2019
The O’Hare Airport Transit System, or “people mover,” will suspend operations at 5 a.m. on Jan. 9 until a modernization of the system is completed sometime next fall, according to the Chicago Department of Aviation. In place of the people mover, CDA will offer dedicated shuttle bus service via the Chicago Transit Authority’s Blue Line.
The upgrade to the 25-year-old ATS line will double its capacity, according to published reports, while also accommodating a new fleet of larger cars. Currently, the system carries 30,000 passengers per day.
“When complete, the new system will move passengers conveniently between the terminals, economy parking lots and the new O’Hare Multi Modal Facility in nine minutes or less,” the CDA said in a statement. The Multi Modal Facility opened in October, and directs drivers “to one central location, improving access to the terminal roadways,” according to the CDA.
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