Chicago Transportation Authority reduces service

Updated 2/5/2010 9:41 AM

The Chicago Transportation Authority says reduced service on buses and trains starts this weekend.

CTA President Richard Rodriguez says the agency doesn't have the funds to maintain services at the current level. It will also institute layoffs.


Starting Sunday, service will run less often on 119 bus routes and seven of CTA's eight rail lines. Hours of service will be reduced on 41 bus routes.

CTA officials say riders should check the agency's Web site for individual routes.

During weekday rush periods, CTA officials say riders can expect up to five more minutes between buses. Officials say trains and buses will be more crowded.