Recent Streetsblog CHICAGO posts about Red Line

Sunday’s LSD Crisis Highlighted Value of Chicago’s Diverse Tranpo Network

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Yesterday’s nine-hour standoff between police and an alleged murderer, which shut down North Lake Shore Drive and created Carmageddon on nearby surface streets, highlighted why Chicago is fortunate to have multiple transportation options. Around 12:30 p.m., officers began chasing accused killer Joseph Andrew Felton Jr., 43, in his car from south-suburban Harvey, through the South […]

CTA Applies for Federal Grant to Fund Red-Purple Modernization

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In a great example of President Obama’s “fix it first” strategy (improving existing infrastructure before building new), the Federal Transit Administration is changing one of its rules to allow the Chicago Transit Authority to apply for a large grant to help fund the $2-4 billion Red-Purple Modernization project. RPM would significantly upgrade some of CTA’s oldest […]