LINCOLN SQUARE — The return of the No. 11 Lincoln Avenue bus becomes official on Monday.
The inaugural comeback run will get rolling around 10 a.m., pulling out from the Western Brown Line rail/bus station.
The Western-to-Fullerton leg of the route was axed in 2012, with CTA calling the route redundant with Brown Line service.
After constant advocacy from riders, businesses and elected officials, CTA President Dorval Carter agreed to bring the bus back on a trial basis.
During a six-month pilot, the bus will run 10 a.m.-7 p.m. on weekdays between Western and Fullerton.
Some have criticized the lack of weekend or morning rush-hour service as a recipe for failure.
Ald. Ameya Pawar (47th) said he is working with community groups, chambers of commerce and his colleagues in Lakeview and Lincoln Park on a strategy to ensure ridership meets CTA's 1,500-per-day goal.
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