Today’s Headlines for Thursday, June 6

  • Lori Is Upset Developer Quietly Lobbied for Putting $3.8B Transit Center in Capital Bill (Sun-Times)
  • CTA May Need to Pay Back Federal Grant for Unused Block 37 Superstation (Sun-Times)
  • Controversial Obama Center Gets $5M McArthur Foundation Grant (Curbed)
  • Repairs Are Underway on the Leaking Belmont Blue Station Canopy (CBS)
  • Here Are Some Places You Should Ride Your Bike This Summer (WTTW)
  • Join Friends of the Major Taylor Trail for a Path Cleanup Session This Saturday (Chainlink)
  • 30+ Musical Acts and Visual Artists Coming to 606 “Sounds of Solstice” Fest on 6/22 (Block Club)

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  • david vartanoff

    The Block 37 station should be repurposed as a museum of transit in Chicago–especially relevant as today is the anniversary of the South Side Rapid Transit’s opening in 1892.

  • Darth

    Better to make it a museum of government incompetence, since it represents a waste of nearly half a billion dollars of taxpayer money:

    https://www.nbcchicago.com/investigations/How-Chicago-Spent-400M-On-a-Subway-Superstation-to-Nowhere-293754431.html

  • Austin Busch

    It still can have a useful life as a train-turnaround, although an expensive one at that. Allowing red and blue to short-track here can help alleviate pressure on the line, and would definitely help any future construction on the lines.

  • david vartanoff

    not denying the waste. the question becomes how to salvage something useful. The NYC “surplus station” I cited was built as a precursor to a project canceled by WWII and never revived. In 1976, it was temporarily opened as a Bi-centennial feature. It was popular enough to be open today 43 years later.