CHICAGO (WLS) --Part of a CTA bus route that was cut nearly four years ago is now back in service, at least for now.
The Western-to-Fullerton leg of the No. 11 Lincoln Avenue bus route returned Monday morning.
The bus will travel that section of the route Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
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 and Lincoln. The pilot will be in effect for six months. The regular #11 route between Western Brown Line and Howard Street will continue and be unaffected by the pilot.
The CTA says the purpose of the pilot run is to determine ridership demand for additional service on Lincoln Avenue. During the pilot, the CTA said it 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, the CTA will determine whether to stop extending the route, continue to test it or make the service permanent.
The addition to the route will allow #11 buses to serve more than 40 additional bus stops.
For more information, please visit: http://www.transitchicago.com/11pilot/.