Low ridership was cited, plus the CTA said the University of Chicago requested elimination of the Hyde Park routes. The school had subsidized the routes since 2000.
The Evanston route was eliminated because ridership had dropped to fewer than 100 passengers per day. It had served the Rand McNally corporate headquarters, but it closed in January.
Night owl service for another Evanston route, #N201 Central/Sherman, was permanently changed. Previously, #N201 Central/Sherman buses operated south to the accessible Granville Red Line station to accommodate customers with disabilities.
Since December 2008, #N201 buses have traveled south to the renovated, accessible Howard station instead of the Granville Red Line station during night Owl service hours or when the Purple Line is not operating. This routing for #N201 buses is now permanent.
And in Hyde Park, the #171 U of Chicago/Hyde and #172 U of Chicago/Kenwood routes schedules were shortened, while the #171 route was changed. Find details here.