CTA to Launch #11 Lincoln Extension Pilot on Monday

June 17, 2016

Six-month pilot will extend #11 service between Western Brown Line and Fullerton rail stations

CTA today reminds customers of the upcoming start of a pilot test to extend #11 Lincoln Avenue bus service from Western to Fullerton beginning on Monday, June 20.

The pilot is the latest in a series of recent bus service improvements made by CTA President Dorval R. Carter Jr. – all of which are part of his goal to improve bus service across CTA’s entire system.

Beginning at 10 a.m. on Monday, June 20, #11 buses will operate along Lincoln Avenue south of the Western Brown Line stop to the Fullerton Red/Purple/Brown line stop before turning northbound at Webster & Lincoln. The pilot will be in effect for six months on weekdays from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m. The regular #11 route between Western Brown Line and Howard Street will continue and be unaffected by the pilot.

The purpose of the pilot is to determine ridership demand for additional service on Lincoln Avenue. During the pilot, CTA will collect ridership data and feedback solicited from riders and the surrounding community to help analyze the effectiveness of the service being tested. At the conclusion of the six-month pilot, CTA will determine whether to conclude the pilot, extend it or make the service permanent.

The pilot will allow #11 buses to serve more than 40 additional bus stops and connect residents to key destinations and businesses along Lincoln corridor.

CTA has worked closely with the local aldermen and community members in developing the pilot. The hours of service are intended to serve the kind of trips the community desired, such as service to senior activities, medical appointments, and shopping trips along Lincoln Avenue. This schedule also best compliments adjacent Brown Line service and the other eleven north-south and east-west bus routes that cross or stop in the area.

For more information, please visit: http://www.transitchicago.com/11pilot/.


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