The Chicago Transit Authority is hosting a third round of public meetings to present a list of updated options which will be studied as potential improvements to the North Red and Purple line corridor known as the North Red and Purple Modernization (RPM) project.
The corridor stretches along the existing Red and Purple lines from Belmont to the Linden terminal and the improvements would help bring the existing transit line into a state of good repair, reduce travel times, and improve access to people with disabilities.
The CTA presented updated plans to community members and stakeholders at the Evanston Public Library on Feb. 6, 2012 with a second opportunity for public feedback on Tuesday, February 7, 2012 at the Broadway Armory located at 5917 N. Broadway, Chicago from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
These latest open house-style public meetings provide customers, area residents and other stakeholders with several different concepts for infrastructure improvements based on input gathered from the first and second rounds of public meetings, held at the end of 2009 and beginning of 2011, respectively.
Based on this previous public outreach, CTA has identified a list of four modernization alternatives or options to be studied in the first tier of an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) which is needed in order to apply for federal funding of the RPM project.
The Tier 1 Draft EIS will identify and analyze the plan for all potential corridor-wide improvements that could be implemented as part of the project. Public comments for RPM are valuable and will help inform the planning and decision making process as CTA moves forward with this process.
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