LVEJO’s Public Transit Team has been working with CTA to get a new bus route down the 31st Street corridor for many years. The effort has finally paid off, Little Village have wont their first of many public transit battles. Starting SEPTEMBER 2nd the 31st Street Bus will begin running. LVEJO’s next step shall be to make sure that the community is aware of the new bus and ride it, to show CTA how much the Little Village Community really needs this bus.
Si Se Puede, Si Se Quiere!
Members of the public cheered as the emphatic Dr. Lora Chamberlain addressed President Forrest Claypool, Chairman Terry Peterson, and the rest of the CTA board at Monday night’s public budget hearing. Dr. Lora raised her arms over her head to emphasize her statement, “Bus Rapid Transit is a bad idea!” Most all of the room broke out into applause. The spokeswoman urged the board to rethink the projected reconstruction of Ashland and Western. Before she was ushered aside, Dr. Lora called on the board to build strong cooperation with unions. The CTA board secretary directed the next speaker to the stand, and this cycling of speakers continued until 8:00 PM. Continue reading
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