The Wilson Red Line station will finally get its much-needed rehab via a $6 million federal Dept. of Transportation grant, U.S. Senator Dick Durbin announced today.
The federal dough will make it make it accessible with a new elevator in the station house, as well provide an exterior rehab and "street modifications," according to a press release.
The station serves four bus routes that carry more than 55,000 people. The CTA got the grant through the 2011 Bus Livability Program.
Another $30 million will fund in funding for the purchase of 60-foot hybrid diesel-electric buses to replace 40-foot conventional diesel powered buses that are beyond their useful lives.