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.
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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.
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