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Resolution by the Hyde Park Transit Task Force, endorsed by the Hyde Park-Kenwood Community Conference Board of Directors, September, 2004

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September 2, 2004:

Whereas,

Our Aldermen and their aides understand the needs and preferences of our community in regards to bus routes, be it

Resolved,

The CTA Board should alter CTA's current procedures for bus route changes, eliminating "experimental" route changes. Unless a route change is agreed to by the affected Alderermen, the CTA should conduct extensive public hearings well in advance of any changes.

Whereas,

Providing adequate capacity and frequency of service between the Loop and the densely populated South Hyde Park Blvd corridor should be the CTA's first priority in our neighborhoods, and placing the termination of the #6 route near the 77th Street garage has given the CTA the choice of buses too small to be adequate for this corridor or else inefficient "deadheading" where buses travel empty from the 103rd Street garage, be it

Resolved,

The CTA, our Aldermen, and citizens in our neighborhood should consider other alternatives before making this route permanent.

Whereas,

The community has consistently expressed its desire for the #28 and the #X28 to run to the Loop all day and to run along Lake Park instead of East & South Hyde Park Blvd., be it

Resolved,

With adequate capacity on the #6 route, Lake Park should be the permanent route for the #28 & X28.

Whereas,

Residents of East & South Hyde Park Blvd decry the number of buses on their residential blocks, especially during the rush hours, the businesses along and near Lake Park welcome these buses and their riders, and our community feels strongly that the #15 bus route is currently misplaced, be it

Resolved,

The #15 should also run along Lake Park, not East & South Hyde Park Blvd.

Whereas,

We believe the CTA truly wants to provide the south Lakefront with efficient and reliable bus service, be it

Resolved,

Collaboration with our Aldermen and with groups such as the Transit Task Force is the surest, swiftest route to achieve such goals.