Your Red: Red Line Extension

Red Line Extension

Connecting 95th Street Terminal to 130th Street

The Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) is proposing to extend the Red Line from the existing 95th Street Terminal to the vicinity of 130th Street, subject to the availability of funding. The proposed 5.3-mile extension would include four new stations near 103rd Street, 111th Street, Michigan Avenue, and 130th Street. Each new station would include bus and parking facilities. This project is one part of the Red Ahead Program to extend and enhance the entire Red Line.

Learn more about this project.


What’s New?

The CTA is progressing on what is a multi-step federal process to secure project approval and funding. CTA has been conducting the technical environmental analysis of the project alternatives, and is preparing a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS), expected to be published in early 2015. We are evaluating three options for the Locally Preferred Alternative along the Union Pacific Railroad (UPRR) tracks including an option within the existing freight right-of-way (ROW Option), an East Option, and a West Option. We are also evaluating a rail alternative along Halsted Street, a bus rapid transit (BRT) alternative along Michigan Avenue, and the No Build Alternative. 

Open house to be held in May 2014

We will be ready to share our preliminary findings with the public at an open house in May 2014. After incorporating public feedback from the open house, the Draft EIS will be published in 2015.
At the open house, you will:

  • Learn more about the proposed alternatives
  • Hear about anticipated project benefits and impacts
  • Have the opportunity to provide feedback 


Tuesday, May 13, 2014
5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Palmer Park Gymnasium
201 E. 111th Street
Chicago, IL 60628
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This location is served by: CTA Bus #34, #111, #119; Pace Bus #353; and Metra Electric 111th Street (Pullman).

This facility is accessible to people with disabilities.

Meeting flyer: English / español
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Press Releases


Project Status

In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the CTA and the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) have initiated the environmental review process for this project and are preparing an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). An EIS compares the positive and negative environmental impacts of the various project alternatives.

Alternatives map

See alternatives under consideration and learn more about the project, here.


Get Involved and Stay Informed

Public and agency input is important. This website will keep you informed about the proposed project, the planning process, and opportunities for public input and participation.

If you have any questions related to the Chicago Transit Authority’s proposed Red Line Extension, or would like to be added to the project mailing list for future updates, please contact us at:

Chicago Transit Authority
Strategic Planning & Policy, 10th Floor
Attn: Red Line Extension
567 W. Lake Street
Chicago, IL 60661-1465 

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