The CTA plans to eliminate #11 Bus Service in Lakeview; Fullerton to Western, specifically. For years, the Lakeview Chamber has been fighting to save #11 bus service on Lincoln Avenue in Lakeview with success. The following email was sent to the CTA from our Executive Director and Board of Directors as a plea to save the service:
"The #11 Lincoln Avenue bus service is critical to the Western side of Lakeview. Economic growth and new business development abounds on Lincoln Avenue right now. Did you know that nearly 150 jobs have been added on Lincoln Avenue between Belmont and Diversey since the beginning of the year? A local logistics firm is adding 125 jobs while new restaurants and retailers are beginning to fill in some store fronts which have been vacant for years. Additionally, existing businesses are investing in their own properties with façade improvements and interior renovations. Lincoln Avenue is quickly becoming Chicago’s hot new commercial corridor and accessible public transportation fosters continued growth. The local work force and consumers rely on the #11 Bus to get them to this area of Lincoln Avenue. The elimination of bus service here may squash Lincoln Avenue’s Renaissance. We cannot allow that to happen.
It is with great respect that we ask President Claypool and the CTA Board of Directors to reconsider their decision to eliminate #11 bus service between Western and Fullerton Avenues. It would be truly detrimental for our business community, their employees and customers."
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