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  1. Your exhibit says "Reduced: Every 30 minutes on weekdays". That's not exactly what happened, is it? I haven't met a single person who is saying "Great! I can now walk an extra mile to get on the bus. I'm going to stop driving and start riding the bus." I'm sure Pace doesn't consider it a failure and is very proud of its shiny silver obelisks. Pace spokeswoman Maggie Daly Skogsbakken told Nadig Newspapers “But in time, as they use the service, they get used to it and learn that it is not as bad as they once thought," So basically Pace's attitude is to let passengers get used to the bad service. After all, if they are desperate enough to ride the bus, what choice do they have? It's just unfortunate they are spending more taxpayer money to provide worse service. The two people on the bus isn't representative of service all day, just late in the evening. Would it kill Pace to make local stops in the cold and the dark when hardly anyone rides the bus? Or is it too much of a thrill to have the power to make people walk that extra mile for them?
  2. Don't forget the obelisks at the "stops." That's what makes them "stations." Although it isn't publicized almost all Pace buses have free wifi. This whole project is proof that Pace hates its riders. At the open houses they assured us that Pulse would be an "addition" to the current service, so who could object? Then at the final hearing they said "oh by the way, we're slashing the service on 270." So now people either have to walk a mile or wait an hour for a bus. Yes, picking up and discharging passengers is an obstacle to running an efficient bus service. According to the schedule, the run time between Devon and JP is one to two whole minutes faster on Pulse than 270. I'm sure that people would gladly walk even two miles or wait two hours to save this kind of time. Late the other evening I was waiting at Jeff Park and saw a Pulse bus pull up and discharge exactly two passengers. I'm sure it would have killed Pace's efficiency goals to have picked those two people up at somewhere other than an obelisk. But if those two people have no option other than taking a bus, they'll walk a mile for Pace's convenience and learn to like it.
  3. All traces of the SB shelter that they started to build at Milwaukee/Haft have been removed and the area has been smoothed over and returned to more or less its previous conditions except for a curved sidewalk and the old shelter and bus stop have been removed. There is still a temporary bus stop on the NW corner of Milwaukee and Devon. The northbound stop at Milwaukee/Highland is operational. Both Austin stops are functional and the old bus stop signs and shelters have been removed.
  4. Coach USA is ending its Airport Supersaver service between O'Hare/Midway and Indiana effective 12/31/2019. It is also shutting down its Chicago Trolley service on that day. https://www.southbendtribune.com/news/local/coach-says-it-will-slash-bus-service-to-chicago-airports/article_62c84386-1d02-11ea-8864-27aff5a3ea8f.html
  5. Swnewsherald online: Oak Lawn Should Hail ‘Patriot Station’ Name
  6. So you think that Resurrection Hospital and Resurrection High School should be cut off from public transit access? Most of the people on the west end of the route are going to/from the Harlem Blue Line station. Do you think that people in the far northwest corner of the city are going to want to want to travel all the way to Jefferson Park to catch a train? Especially on that narrow segment of Higgins between Foster and JP that slows to a crawl in rush hour?
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