We criticize the CTA plenty around here. So when they deserve praise, I don't mind giving it to them.
And I think they deserve a big round of applause for completing the Brown Line expansion project on time and on budget. This week the new elevators at Fullerton and Belmont opened, more or less officially marking the end of the multi-year, $530-million project.
The escalators at those stations are installed and undergoing final inspections before becoming operational. The auxiliary entrances and exits at both station were expected to be completed by the end of the day today. The roof canopy expansion project at both platforms is done. There are a couple other small itmes to complete on the punch list, but the project is substantially completed.
So here's to you CTA - nice going!