The Chicago Transit Authority announced
a proposal to discontinue at least 12 bus routes. Another 14 more that could face discontinuation or reduced service under the plan. CTA also plans to increase service for 48 different bus routes in an effort to ease overcrowding. The plan would go into effect by December pending approval of the Chicago City Council and the CTA board.
Ald. Ameya Pawar (47th) expressed reservations about the proposal to the Chicago Tribune.
"I'm not happy about it," Pawar told the newspaper. "I want to make sure this cut is not disproportionately impacting
low-income residents or seniors. We're talking about making different
parts of the city more affordable, increasing public transportation
options. This kind of flies in the face of that."