CTA riders will get their say on the 2013 budget at a public hearing starting at 6 p.m. Monday at CTA headquarters, 567 W. Lake St.
But riders won't just be giving board members an earful about the proposed increases in all passes. Word is that riders of the #11 Lincoln bus will make a last-ditch effort to save the stretch of the route between Western and Fullerton. That portion is scheduled to be eliminated starting Dec. 16 under the CTA's plan to reduce crowding.
The plan is technically not part of the 2013 budget, and already was approved by the board at a prior meeting.
Another budget hearing is set for 6 p.m. Dec. 17 at Westinghouse College Prep, 3223 W. Franklin Blvd. The board will vote on the budget Dec. 18.