CTA to add buses, trains on high-demand routes

August 22, 2012 7:39:37 PM PDT
By the end of the year, the CTA hopes to add service on high-demand train and bus routes.

The proposal would also involve cutting 12 bus routes. CTA officials say they have lower ridership and that there's other bus and train service available to passengers. Cutting those routes would pay for the additional service

CTA president Forrest Claypool says the changes would affect the most crowded routes.

Ridership on the CTA has risen for 16 consecutive months. Claypool hopes the new service will be approved and in place sometime in December.