CTA Holds Second Public Hearing on Proposed Permanent Routing of South Lake Shore Drive Bus Routes

September 21, 2004

The Chicago Transit Authority will hold a public hearing on the proposed permanent routing of three South Lake Shore Drive bus routes, the #15 Jeffery Local (accessible), #28 Stony Island (accessible) and the #X28 Stony Island Express (accessible). The meeting will be held at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, September 28 at South Shore Cultural Center, located at 7059 South Lake Shore Drive. The facility is accessible to people with disabilities.

Implemented in August 2003, the changes to the South Lake Shore Drive bus routes were designed to provide faster travel times, new and extended express service, less crowded buses, improved east-west service connections, expanded express service hours and fewer transfers.

The affected routes serving the south portion of Lake Shore Drive are: #1 Indiana/Hyde Park (accessible), #2 Hyde Park Express (accessible), #X3 King Drive Express (accessible), #4 Cottage Grove (accessible), #X4 Cottage Grove Express (accessible), #6 Jackson Park Express (accessible), #14 Jeffery Express, #15 Jeffery Local (accessible), #26 South Shore Express (accessible), #27 South Deering (accessible), #28 Stony Island (accessible), #X28 Stony Island Express (accessible), #47 47th (accessible), #51 51st (accessible) and #71 71st/South Shore (accessible).

Throughout the course of the experimental period, adjustments were made to more effectively meet the needs of customers along the South Lake Shore Drive corridor.

The public has until Friday, October 1 to comment on the proposal by writing to Chicago Transit Authority, P.O. Box 3555, Chicago, IL 60654, Attention: Gregory Longhini, Assistant Secretary. E-mail comments may also be submitted by Friday, October 1 by emailing ctahelp@transitchicago.com.

Information on all CTA service can be found by calling 836-7000 from any local area code or by visiting the web site at www.transitchicago.com.

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