Next Round of Public Meetings to Plan Red and Purple Line Improvements to be Held

January 21, 2011
The Chicago Transit Authority will conduct another round of public meetings next week to continue preparation to apply for federal funding for modernization of the Red and Purple Lines. Funding has not yet been identified for any of the potential improvements but the agency continues to advance the planning process in an effort to be fully prepared when funding becomes available.
These meetings will provide customers with several different plans for infrastructure improvements based on input gathered from the first round of public meetings held at the end of 2009, and provide the opportunity for members of the public to provide comment. Public input will be used to help identify the environmental studies to be considered in the Tier I Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS), one of the steps necessary to make this project eligible to apply for federal funding.  The Tier 1 Draft EIS will identify and analyze the plan for all potential corridor-wide improvements that could be implemented as part of the project.
The first set of public meetings was designed to gather public input on existing conditions and issues facing the Red Line North and Purple Line, and to provide information on the Red/Purple Modernization process and estimated timeline.
The four public meetings will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on the following locations:
Monday, January 24, 2011
St. Augustine College*
1325 W. Argyle St.
Chicago, IL 60640
Tuesday, January 25, 2011
Nicholas Senn High School*
5900 N Glenwood Ave.
Chicago, IL 60660
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
New Field Primary School*
1707 W. Morse Ave.
Chicago, IL 60626
Thursday, January 27 2011
Fleetwood-Jourdain Center*
1655 Foster Street
Evanston, IL 60201

*All facilities are accessible to people with disabilities.
Written comments will be accepted until Friday, February 18 via fax at 312-681-4195, e-mail RPM@transitchicago.com or by sending written comments to:
Steve Hands
Strategic Planning & Policy - Chicago Transit Authority
PO Box 7602
Chicago, IL 60680-7602
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