Fewer bus lines and more trains added -- which doesn't really help anyone who can't walk up 50 steps, or can't walk to the L.
Not one single L stop is handicapped-accessible between Addison and Granville. The CTA Board says: "Too bad! Let them eat cake!"
Uptown resident Martin Tangora told the board that the discontinuation of the No. 145 Wilson/Michigan Express bus will affect large numbers of poor and disabled people. "I don't take the Red Line downtown because it is 50 steps up to the platform," said Tangora, a retired UIC professor. "But the Wilson bus is door to door to downtown."Ald. Cappleman tweeted: "Despite my objections, CTA cut the 145 and others - CTA cuts 12 bus routes, adds more L train runs."
Read about it in the Tribune and Sun-Times. It's a sad day for Uptown.