Curious City participant Corinne Cresswell of Logan Square asked us why Elston doesn't have a bus route. That got us wondering, what is the decision behind cutting routes in the first place (beyond money)? How exactly do they know who's riding where?

This video is a behind-the-scenes look at how the CTA collects data. For the rest of the story, check out: wbez.org/series/curious-city/question-answered-what-factors-lead-cta-bus-routes-being-added-or-removed-102076

And for an investigation timeline of what we gathered to make this story, go here: wbez.org/series/curious-city/investigation-timeline-what-factors-lead-bus-routes-being-added-or-removed

To ask your questions to Curious City and vote on what we should look into, check out our rad site: curiouscity.wbez.org/

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