Watch: CTA moving forward on Red Line Extension project

Written by David C. Lester, Editor-in-Chief
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CTA moving forward with the Red Line Extension project.

The Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) is proposing to extend the Red Line from the existing terminal at 95th/Dan Ryan to 130th Street, subject to the availability of funding.

The proposed 5.6-mile extension would include four new stations near 103rd Street, 111th Street, Michigan Avenue, and 130th Street. Multimodal connections at each station would include bus, bike, pedestrian, and park & ride facilities. This project is one part of the Red Ahead Program to extend and enhance the entire Red Line.

Project benefits

  • Equity by providing affordable rapid transit to historically underserved communities and improving mobility for transit-dependent residents and people with disabilities;
  • Connectivity and access to the entire city via the CTA network;
  • Economic opportunity through connections to jobs, educational opportunities, housing and other services, as well as economic development on the City’s Far South Side;
  • Frequent rail service will reduce commute times; and
  • Sustainable transportation that helps contribute to improved air quality, reduces greenhouse gas emissions, and saves energy.
Project Map

Here is an informative video about the Red Line Extension project. It runs about eight minutes.

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