CTA Announces Two Public Meetings on Red Line South Track Renewal Project

June 12, 2012
Additional Meeting Dates Coming Soon
 
The Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) today announced the dates for the first in a series of public meetings in advance of next year's Red Line South Track Renewal Project. CTA officials will explain the work, answer questions and receive feedback from customers who will be impacted by the project. This input will help CTA complete the project as effectively as possible.
 
“It’s very important to us to have a dialogue with the community about our plans to improve the Dan Ryan branch of the Red Line,” said Terry Peterson, Chairman of the Chicago Transit Board. “We want them to know that we are doing everything in our power to make their travel as smooth as possible during the five-month project, and it’s important for us to hear their thoughts about what we can do to further aid in that process.”
 
Two public meetings have been scheduled and several more will be announced in the coming weeks. The meetings will be held on the following dates:
 
Monday, June 18, 2012
South Shore Cultural Center*
7059 S. South Shore Drive
Chicago, IL 60649
Time: 6 p.m. until 8 p.m.
Thursday, June 21, 2012
Kennedy-King College Gymnasium*
6343 S. Halsted
Chicago, IL 60621
Time: 6 p.m. until 8 p.m.
 
*All facilities are accessible to people with disabilities.
 
 
“After years of neglect and patchwork improvements, the South Side of Chicago will finally have premium rail service with improved stations and a commute that is 20 minutes faster,” said Forrest Claypool, CTA President. “We are also working with the Chicago Urban League and other organizations to ensure that everyone, especially South Siders, has access to information about the jobs and contracting opportunities this project will create.”
 
Members of the public who are unable to attend these meetings can submit written correspondence via email at redlinesouth@transitchicago.com or mail it to Red Line South Project, CTA, 567 W. Lake Street, Chicago, IL, 60661.
 
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