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On 11/18/2016 at 2:15 AM, jajuan said:

establish

 

5 minutes ago, artthouwill said:

I don't think any of this makes sense. 

The 30 currently connects the Hegewisch neighborhood  in the southeastern most section of the city to shopping and businesses along Ewing and the South Chicago district around 91st and Commercial.  Hegewisch riders seeking to go downtown will use the South Shore

  Thus the 30 and 100 swapping south terminals makes no sense.

As for the 95 and 100, there is sufficient ridership along 93rd between Cottage Grove and Woodlawn to justify the current routing.  Remember passengers living south of 93rd in that area do not have access to 95th due to the railroad tracks running along 94th.  Also there is little residential area south of 95th between Cottage Grove and Woodlawn that is served by the current 100th on 95th and the 4 and 115 on Cottage Grove. 

If I would do anything, I would return the 100 to it's original Jeffery Manor loop and restore the 106th routing back to the 106, even if only for rush hours only.

Yeah the 100 is honestly one of those buses that would've qualified for decrowdig cuts if it were up to me. All the riders are on 93rd and that far east people will opt for the 14 or 28 if they are going downtown 

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2 hours ago, artthouwill said:

I don't think any of this makes sense. 

The 30 currently connects the Hegewisch neighborhood  in the southeastern most section of the city to shopping and businesses along Ewing and the South Chicago district around 91st and Commercial.  Hegewisch riders seeking to go downtown will use the South Shore

  Thus the 30 and 100 swapping south terminals makes no sense.

As for the 95 and 100, there is sufficient ridership along 93rd between Cottage Grove and Woodlawn to justify the current routing.  Remember passengers living south of 93rd in that area do not have access to 95th due to the railroad tracks running along 94th.  Also there is little residential area south of 95th between Cottage Grove and Woodlawn that is served by the current 100th on 95th and the 4 and 115 on Cottage Grove. 

If I would do anything, I would return the 100 to it's original Jeffery Manor loop and restore the 106th routing back to the 106, even if only for rush hours only.

 

2 hours ago, Sam92 said:

 

Yeah the 100 is honestly one of those buses that would've qualified for decrowdig cuts if it were up to me. All the riders are on 93rd and that far east people will opt for the 14 or 28 if they are going downtown 

Gotcha. My lines of reasoning were:

  • $12.50 to get to Downtown or $11.80 to Hyde Park might be a bit cost prohibitive and the NICTD can be a bit infrequent, especially off-peak
    • As such, it'd be quicker to go to 95th as opposed to 69th
  • While the commercial corridor along Commercial would no longer be served,Lake Pointe Plaza would still be served & there would still be one accessible along 95th btwn Jeffery & Yates, complete with an ALDI. Furthermore, transfers could still be made to the J14, 15, 26, 71 & the proposed 30.
  • When I used to visit friends on that section of 93rd, I just walked from 95th st (if I was coming from that direction) if a 100 or 111 came before the 95E. My experience is not everyone else's, of course.

That said, thank you for the feedback. Where would I find old maps of the 100's & 106's original routings, the wayback machine had nothing for me?

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56 minutes ago, NewFlyerMCI said:

Where would I find old maps of the 100's & 106's original routings, the wayback machine had nothing for me?

Illinois Railway Museum has scans of old schedules on the irm-cta.org site. It isn't a complete collection, but there are some examples of the specific routes you asked about:

http://irm-cta.org/TT/TT.html

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