Bus stop changes aimed at providing faster travel times
The CTA recently has been adding, moving or eliminating various bus stops, with the expressed goal of providing faster travel times or adding service. I think these are laudable goals and important to note, since many of us here have complained about too many bus stops, or stops located on the wrong side of an intersection.
This week's Weekday Service Changesincludes bus stop relocation for four routes: the #21 Cermak, #22 Clark, #52 Kedzie/California, and #65 Grand. Stop relocations and eliminations are planned for the #24 Wentworth. Last week, there were relocations and eliminations for the #11 Lincoln, and a relocation for the #66 Chicago.
These and other changes, plus the Bus Tracker expansion, show a real commitment by the CTA to making service and on-time improvements for its bus fleets. Bravo!
No hybrid bus tour for Olympic committee? Ben Bradley at ABC7 notes on his blog that the International Olympic Committee's Evaluation Commission took their tour Sunday of proposed Olympic Games locations on a private chartered coach -- not the hybrid CTA bus as originally planned. There was no immediate reason why.
Also Mayor Daley bagged the first part of the tour. I'm sure he would have preferred the CTA bus.