CTA Schedules Public Meetings for Red Line Extension

November 25, 2008

Chicago Transit Authority will hold a second round of public meetings next month to receive input on the proposed extension of the Dan Ryan branch of the Red Line. The first meetings were held in April 2007. The meetings are part of a federally required Alternatives Analysis study.

The meetings will be held:


Wednesday, December 3, 2008
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Historic Pullman Visitor Center*
11141 S. Cottage Grove
Chicago, IL

Thursday, December 4, 2008
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Woodson Regional Library*
9525 S. Halsted
Chicago, IL

*Facility accessible to people with disabilities.

The proposed Red Line extension will consider transit technologies and alignments in a study area bordered by 95th Street on the north, Ashland Avenue on the west, Stony Island Avenue on the east and the Cal-Sag Channel/Little Calumet River and 134th Street on the south. The proposed extension would relieve bus and passenger congestion at CTA’s existing 95th Red Line station and better manage future traffic growth.

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. The Alternatives Analysis study is designed to examine all the transit options available and determine a locally preferred alternative.

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