Posts tagged "cta"

The Future of Transportation

The Future of Transportation
If names of companies like, I-GO, Zipcar, Divvy, Sidecar, Lyft, Uber all sound foreign to you., don’t worry because soon they won’t. While public transportation will not go away. Private services will see a dramatic change as the old transportation models are being turned upside down. Companies such as I-GO and Zipcar are involved in... Read more »

Why Can't I Go with I-GO

Why Can't I Go with I-GO
On May 18, 2013, the Chicago Transit Authority(CTA) shut down the Southside branch of the Red Line transit system. Train stations from 22nd Street to 95th Street will be closed for approximately 5-6 months to complete repairs to the tracks. There has been a lot of debate why this work is just now taking place... Read more »

CTA: Is the "Gray Line" a Viable Option

CTA: Is the "Gray Line" a Viable Option
In June, the Chicago Transit Authority(CTA) announced that they will need to close down the Red Line train line for 5 months to complete renovations necessary to improve transit times for Southside riders. The announcement was met with mixed reactions. Some applauded the action as others felt that Southsiders were getting a raw deal. Subsequently,... Read more »
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Should We Bar the Dance /Drill Teams From Soliciting on our Corners?

Should We Bar the Dance /Drill Teams From Soliciting on our Corners?
I wrote the following post back in 2010 and the “footwork” dance craze was going on. Fast forward to 2012 while riding throughout  the Southside of the city I noticed that this summer the same thing is still going on. Whether its 95th,87th,79th Dan Ryan or on the far Southaeast side on Indianapolis Blvd. While... Read more »

How Much are the 79th Street Station Naming Rights Worth

How Much are the 79th Street Station Naming Rights Worth
JP over at The Sixth Ward Blog discussed this last week via a story at Curbed Chicago. It was a question I discussed a while back. It appears that CTA has decided that the stations with the highest ridership have the potential to become cash registers. The partnership with Apple at the North Ave./Clybourn station... Read more »

Modern Public Transportation Comes to the 6th Ward

Modern Public Transportation Comes to the 6th Ward
This past Saturday, over 200 residents came out to Chicago State University(CSU) to hear that over $5.0 billion in federal, state and local transit projects were in the works for the community and surrounding areas. Roderick Sawyer, Alderman of the 6th ward hosted a Public Transportation forum at Chicago State University. The forum was co... Read more »
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6th Ward Public Forum On Transit Safety And Investments On The Southside

6th Ward Public Forum On Transit Safety And Investments On The Southside
Please join Alderman Roderick T. Sawyer for a 6th Ward meeting focusing on our transit cooridors on the South Side of Chicago. Alderman Sawyer believes that strong transit corridors are necessary to stabilize our neighborhoods and is seeking public discussion on how the community has interacted with the transit system. Saturday, February 25, 2012 10... Read more »

Transit Chicago: Sawyer Vs Claypool- Who Will Win

Transit Chicago: Sawyer Vs Claypool- Who Will Win
Several days ago there was a tragic accident at 11 E. 79th Street http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/chi-concrete-beam-kills-worker-at-south-side-construction-site-20111116,0,7308729.story. A construction worker on a demolition site was killed when a beam fell on him. We extend our condolences to the family. I called the Alderman’s office to inquire what was going to be built on the site, they stated the... Read more »

Save the Date: November 10, 2011 Important Meetings

Save the Date: November 10, 2011 Important Meetings
6th Ward Seniors Meeting Thursday November 10, 2011 11 AM St Mark AME Zion Church 7358 South Cottage Grove Avenue Chicago, IL 60619 The Assessor’s Office will be a special guest helping Seniors Re-apply for Property Tax Exemptions until 2pm Other Guests include: Guest Speaker: Ms. Delores Williams (OEMC) Guest Speaker: Mr. Michael Johnson (Sheriff’s... Read more »
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