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The future of Chicago’s transportation system is taking shape on Kedzie Boulevard in East Garfield Park. With a new order of 20 electric buses from Proterra, the Chicago Transit Authority is emerging as America’s leading transit agency in the electrification of its diesel bus fleet. This transition of the bus fleet, once completed, will produce enormous environmental and economic benefits for the entire Chicago region – estimated to be about $25,000 per bus in annual fuel costs, plus substantial reductions in NOx, PM10, and PM2.5 (particulates) produced. Many of these new buses are expected to be stored, serviced and maintained at the Kedzie Bus Garage just half a block south of the building site. The Kedzie Terminal project proposes a major new public-private facility for Chicago to support this transition for the CTA: a new training facility for electric and autonomous vehicles (with a particular focus on buses) on the first floor of two separate buildings, with innovative, net-zero-energy affordable housing in two residential blocks on either side of Fifth Avenue.