Why an Open for Business Program?
The Red and Purple Modernization (RPM) Phase One Project is the largest capital investment project in CTA history. It includes a new bypass structure just north of the Belmont Station, the Red-Purple Bypass Project, a complete rebuild of the Lawrence, Argyle, Berwyn and Bryn Mawr stations and track structures and the installation of a new signal system between the Howard and Belmont stations.
While large-scale mega-projects of this type come with benefits, such as smoother, more reliable service, relief of overcrowding, and larger, modern stations with ADA accessibility, they also come with unique challenges due to the longevity and complexity of the construction. Recognizing that there will be challenges, the CTA has developed an Open for Business Program to ease negative impacts on the local businesses.
Beyond the construction challenges, small businesses are facing the challenges brought on by the the COVID-19 pandemic. Our goal is to support small businesses.
If you are a business owner interested in participating in the program, please register here.
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