Notice of Availability of Environmental Assessment (EA) and Public Hearing

February 20, 2013

95th Street Terminal Improvement Project

The Project
The Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) is proposing to make transportation improvements by expanding and refurbishing the 95th/Dan Ryan Terminal, the southern terminus of the Dan Ryan Branch of CTA’s Red Line. The purpose of the project is to expand and significantly improve the 95th/Dan Ryan Terminal which serves thousands of customers each day and is a vital part of Chicago’s South Side.

The proposed work includes two new station houses fronting along 95th Street; a new Terminal south of 95th Street; renovations/expansion of the existing Terminal north of 95th Street; a pedestrian bridge spanning across 95th Street to connect the north and south Terminals; an expanded platform to provide more room and easier passenger flow; wider bus lanes and increased spacing between bus bays to reduce congestion; wider sidewalks and waiting areas in the bus Terminal for increased passenger comfort and safety; new bus canopies to provide shelter for boarding and alighting customers; additional escalators and elevators to increase vertical circulation; bright, airy spaces with clear sightlines; additional areas for retail amenities; and additional space surrounding ticket vending machines and fare gates. The project also includes acquisition of adjacent land, as required for construction staging. This location is served by the CTA Red Line (95th/Dan Ryan Terminal), CTA bus routes, and Pace bus routes.

Availability of Environmental Assessment (EA)
CTA and the Federal Transit Administration (FTA), in accordance with the Federal requirements of 23 CFR 771.119, are hereby notifying the public of the availability of the Environmental Assessment (EA).

Copies of the document are available for review between 8:00 A.M. and 4:30 P.M. Wednesday, February 20, 2013 through March 21, 2013 at the CTA reception desk, second floor, Chicago Transit Authority, 567 W. Lake Street, Chicago, Illinois, 60661. Copies of the EA are also available for viewing on CTA’s website or at the following Chicago Public Library locations: Woodson Library, 9525 S. Halsted Street, Chicago, Illinois 60628 and the Beverly Library, 1962 W. 95th Street, Chicago, Illinois 60643.

How to Comment in Writing
Interested parties are invited to comment on the project utilizing the following methods:

  • Via email: Please submit your comments to 95thTerminal@transitchicago.com
  • Via US mail: Written comments may be sent to the following address:

    95th Street Terminal Improvement Project
    CTA
    567 W. Lake Street
    Chicago, IL 60661

 

All comments must be submitted by 4:30 P.M. on Thursday, March 21, 2013.

Public Hearing
CTA will also conduct a public hearing regarding the proposed 95th Street Terminal Improvement Project, which includes a presentation as indicated below and an opportunity for public comment. This facility is accessible to people with disabilities.

Thursday, March 14, 2013
6:00 to 8:00 P.M.
Harlan High School
9652 S. Michigan Avenue


6:00-8:00 P.M.
There will be a presentation on the Project and the EA beginning at 6:00 P.M. followed by an opportunity for public comment until 8:00 P.M.

For hearing and speech impaired, call TTY: 1-888-CTATTY1 (1-888-282-8891).

 

 

 

 


See Also

For easier reference, some information formerly posted in Reports & Notices on this Web site now has its own page. See these pages for complete information about the following:

 

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