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Transit Task Force

The Transit Task Force was formed in the 1990s to vet plans for Metra station renovation. It also addressed the largely successful overhaul and upgrade of CTA bus routes on the South Side. In 2015 the Conference, through the TTF, was a founding member of the Coalition for a Modern Metra Electric, advocating for increased frequency, CTA-level fares in Chicago, transferability to and coordinated schedules with CTA and Pace via the Ventra Card, and cleaner, safer stations on the Metra Electric lines (formerly the "IC").

In Summer/Fall 2019, TTF noticed that members in our community have been expressing dissatisfaction with CTA bus service to Hyde Park and the South Side, particularly on the #6 Jackson Park Express. TTF is proceeding to collect information and advocate for improvements. Our initial meeting was November 13. We are preparing to communicate specific concerns to CTA and to request data and information about the route’s scheduling, ridership, public communication about delays and other service issues. After evaluating such material, we may schedule a public forum.

Here is link to CTA's #6 bus schedule https://www.transitchicago.com/assets/1/6/bus-tt_6.pdf

Community members interested in transit issues are invited to participate. Contact Gary Ossewaarde and Roger Huff via email: transit@hydepark.org

Upcoming events

CMME - monthly planning meeting:

When: Generally third Thursday
Where: If interested, email: transit@hydepark.org

IPO forum- Chicago Style: What the El? November 18

November 18, Monday, 6:30 pm. University of Chicago Institute of Politics holds a forum "What the El? Transit Equity in Chicago." Courtney Cobbs of Streetblog Chicago. 5707 S. Woodlawn. Register (does not guarantee a seat) at https://www.facebook.com/events/492456558015613/#.

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