CTA Extends Red Line Alternatives Analysis Study Public Comment Period

June 22, 2009

The Chicago Transit Authority has extended the public comment period for the Red Line Alternatives Analysis studies to allow more time for public input due to the high level of interest. The Red Line comment period has been extended to June 25.

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 and in person at the second floor reception  desk or customer service of CTA headquarters at 567 W. Lake Street;
  • Via e-mail 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 all three sets of open house meetings are available for viewing online at www.transitchicago.com. The presentations are found by clicking on the News & Initiatives tab, then selecting 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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