The Chicago Transit Authority recently proposed cutting a dozen bus lines and adding service on others.So this question by Curious City participant Corinne Creswell seemed perfectly timed:Elston doesn’t have a bus line. What factors lead to bus routes being added or removed? We find out.
We begin investigating how decisions are made around adding and removing bus routes. This comes right as the CTA is finalizing plans to cut a dozen bus routes. Our story begins with a listener's question as to why Chicago's Elston Avenue doesn't have a bus line.