Underground Train

Red Line Extension Alternatives Analysis Study

The CTA has incorporated public comments and completed the Alternatives Analysis Study. The Chicago Transit Board adopted the Locally Preferred Alternative (LPA) on August 12, 2009.


Screen 3 Open House Presentations

The Chicago Transit Authority invited the public to open houses on preliminary Screen 3 findings and recommendation of a locally preferred alternative, which concludes the Alternatives Analysis study for the Red Line Extension. Previously in Screen 1 and Screen 2 of the Alternatives Analysis study, CTA presented an assessment of transit improvement options which included a selection of transit vehicle types and potential corridors for a Red Line extension. Extending the Red Line from its existing south terminal at 95th Street would streamline bus-to-rail connections for 12 CTA bus routes and four Pace routes.

The Screen 3 public open houses were:

Wednesday, June 3, 2009
6 -8 p.m. (presentation will begin at 6:15 p.m.)
Olive-Harvey College, Cafeteria
10001 South Woodlawn Avenue
Chicago, Illinois

Thursday, June 4, 2009
6 – 8 p.m. (presentation will begin at 6:15 p.m.)
Woodson Regional Chicago Public Library
9525 South Halsted Street
Chicago, Illinois

Presentations delivered at the Screen 3 meetings may be viewed here:

Public Meeting Presentation Part 1 – June 2009 (1.4 MB PDF)
Public Meeting Presentation Part 2 – June 2009 (2.9 MB PDF)
Public Meeting Presentation - June 2009 (Text version)

Display Boards Part 1 - June 2009 (2.4 MB PDF)
Display Boards Part 2 - June 2009 (3.4 MB PDF)
Display Boards - June 2009 (Text version)

Display Maps – HRT UPRR Alternative  (1.2 MB PDF)
Display Maps – HRT Halsted Alternative   (0.9 MB PDF)
Public Meeting Comment Card  (0.4 MB PDF)

The official public comment period for the study's Screen 3 findings and preliminary recommendation for a locally preferred alternative concluded on June 25, 2009. Full documentation of all comments and questions as well as complete responses are provided in the following files:

Screen 3 Public Comment Database (0.1 MB PDF)
Screen 3 Responses to Public Comments (0.1 MB PDF)

 

Screen 2 Study Area Open House

The Chicago Transit Authority held public open houses on possible Screen 2 alternatives for CTA's proposed Red Line Extension. The materials presented considers 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 Red Line Extension would relieve bus and passenger congestion at CTA's existing 95th Red Line station and better manage future traffic growth.

Open houses were scheduled as follows:

Wednesday, December 3, 2008
6pm – 8pm (Presentation will begin at 6:15pm)
Historic Pullman Visitor Center*
11141 South Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL

Thursday, December 4, 2008
6pm – 8pm (Presentation will begin at 6:15pm)
Woodson Regional Chicago Public Library*
9525 South Halsted Street, Chicago, IL

*Facility accessible to people with disabilities.

Presentations delivered at the Screen 2 meetings may be viewed here:

Public Meeting Presentation Part 1 – December 2008 (2.8 MB PDF)
Public Meeting Presentation Part 2 - December 2008 (3.8 MB PDF)
Public Meeting Presentation - December 2008 (Text version)

Public Meeting Display Boards Part 1 - December 2008 (2 MB PDF)
Public Meeting Display Boards Part 2 - December 2008 (2.4 MB PDF)
Public Meeting Display Boards - December 2008 (Text version)

Public Meeting Comment Card - December 2008 (0.4 MB PDF)

The official public comment period for the study's first Screen 2 preliminary findings meeting concluded on December 18, 2008. Full documentation of all comments and questions as well as complete responses are provided in the following files:

Screen 2 Public Comment Database (0.1 MB PDF)
Screen 2 Responses to Public Comments (0.1 MB PDF)

 

Screen 1 Analysis

Screen 1 Open House Presentations

CTA held public open houses April 10 and 11, 2007 to receive input on preliminary findings from Screen 1 of the Alternatives Analysis Study for the proposed Red Line Extension project. The Alternatives Analysis study is designed to examine all possible transit options and determine a Locally Preferred Alternative for the project. Extending the Red Line from its existing south terminal at 95th Street to a new terminal at 130th Street would streamline bus-to-rail connections for 12 CTA bus routes and four Pace routes and could also connect the line with the South Shore commuter rail line and Metra’s proposed Southeast service commuter rail.

Screen 1 meeting dates and venues were:

Tuesday, April 10, 2007
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Chicago State University
New Academic Library
4th Floor Auditorium
9501 S. King Drive
Chicago, IL 60628

Wednesday, April 11, 2007
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
West Pullman Branch, Chicago Public Library
830 W. 119th St.
Chicago, IL 60628

Presentations delivered at the Screen 1 meetings may be viewed by clicking on the links below:

Public Meeting Presentation Part 1 - April 2007 (3 MB PDF)
Public Meeting Presentation Part 2 - April 2007 (2 MB PDF)
Public Meeting Presentation - April 2007 (Text version)

Public Meeting Display Boards - April 2007 (3 MB PDF)
Public Meeting Display Boards - April 2007 (Text version)

Public Meeting Comment Card - April 2007 (0.4 MB PDF)

The official public comment period for the study's first Screen 1 preliminary findings meeting concluded on May 11, 2007. Full documentation of all comments and questions as well as complete responses are provided in the following files:

Screen 1 Public Comment Database (0.1 MB PDF)
Screen 1 Responses to Public Comments (0.1 MB PDF)