CTA Extends Public Comment Period for Yellow and Orange Line Alternatives Analysis Studies

September 2, 2008

The Chicago Transit Authority today extended the public comment periods for the Yellow and Orange Line Alternatives Analysis studies in an effort to provide more time for public input. The Orange Line comment period will now end on September 9 and the Yellow Line comment period will end on September 16.

Comments on the project can be provided in the following formats:

  • On comment cards specific to each project which are available on CTA's web site at www.transitchicago.com (under tab Initiatives, Alternatives Analysis Studies) and in person at the 2nd floor reception or customer service of CTA headquarters at 567 W. Lake Street;
  • Via email at dakbar@transitchicago.com;
  • By calling 1-888-YOUR-CTA (1-888-968-7282)

Comment cards should be filled out and mailed to:

Darud Akbar 
Chicago Transit Authority 
Government and Community Relations 
PO Box 7567 
Chicago IL 60680-7567

The presentation materials from the public meetings held on August 19 (Orange Line) and August 26 (Yellow Line) are available for viewing online at www.transitchicago.com (under tab Initiatives, Alternatives Analysis Studies).

Public comment is part of the Alternatives Analysis study--an important step in pursuing federal funding for major transit projects. The Alternatives Analysis study is designed to examine all the transit options available and determine a locally preferred alternative.

The Federal Transit Administration's New Starts program requires transit project proposals to proceed through a process of planning, design and construction. The FTA process consists of five formal steps: Alternatives Analysis, Environmental Impact Statement, Preliminary Engineering, Final Design and Construction.

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