CTA to Host Open House to Provide Update on Proposed Red Line Extension

July 26, 2011
The Chicago Transit Authority will hold an open house on Tuesday, August 2, to update the community on the proposed Red Line Extension project.
The Red Line Extension proposal includes expanding service from the 95th St. station to 130th Street. The CTA has completed the first step of the federally mandated Federal Transit Administration process. 
The next step is the Environmental Impact Study (EIS) which will evaluate the various Red Line Extension proposals along with potential impacts on environment, construction and operation. Earlier this week it was announced that funding for the EIS process had been secured. The funding provided will allow CTA to conduct the Environmental Impact Statement step in the federally-mandated five step process that must be completed in order to apply for funding. 
Public comment is welcome. The open house will be held:
Tuesday, August 2, 2011
St. John Missionary Baptist Church*
211 E. 115th St.
Chicago, IL 60628
6 - 8:30 p.m.
*This location is accessible to people with disabilities and is served by the CTA buses #111, #34 and #119 as well as the Metra Kensington Station.
Attendees who require an interpreter, including sign language services or other accommodations can contact Deborah Lopez, Government Relations Officer at least five days prior to the meeting at 312-681-2709 or dlopez@transitchicago.com
In addition to the proposed extension of the Red Line, the CTA also has plans to renovate stations along the Red and Purple lines. The projects are part of CTA’s overall vision of upgrading and renovating the Red Line end to end. In January and February, 2011 CTA held public meetings on plans for the Red and Purple lines. The comments from these meetings will be posted on the agency’s web site (www.transitchicago.com) next week.
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