August 22, 2012 |
The CTA on Wednesday unveiled its proposal to cut or change 26 bus routes with low ridership while adding more bus and rail service to ease some of the system's most crowded spots. The proposal, which the CTA said will not cost the agency any money, is the first major service overhaul in 15 years. The CTA board will vote on the plan at its Sept. 12 board meeting, and service changes would go into effect Dec. 16. The changes come on the heels of 16 months of consecutive growth in ridership on the CTA - leading to some cramped buses and trains, particularly during rush hour.