So much for power to the people. After listening to dozens of residents’ complaints at a public hearing last week and receiving a petition signed by more than 2,000 citizens, the CTA board rejected a bid to save the #11 Lincoln bus, voting today to approve the “Crowding Reduction Plan,” which will eliminate service on the #11 route between Western and Fullerton Avenues.
Commenting on today’s vote, Pawar expressed his disappointment: “We fought very hard to change minds at the CTA. ‘Efficiency’ trumped the concerns of our community. The CTA got this one wrong.”