This afternoon I got a note from a CTA media spokesperson further clarifying the nature of the seven-station Red Line rehab project I reported on yesterday.
"The work outlined in the RFP is intended to be a life extension/interim-facelift project aimed at improving service and enhancing rider experience until a long-term solution is determined. The work in the RFP is not part of the Red and Purple Modernization (RPM) project.
"Also, the CTA has not made a final decision on a preferred alternative for the RPM project. The upcoming RPM meetings are actually to present a narrowed down list of preferred alternatives and to solicit additional community feedback."
Good to know, as I had opined that with this upcoming work - set to be completed in just over a year - it appeared the CTA was ready to move ahead with Basic Modernization with Transfer Stations, rather than the full renovation with all new structure and stations.
And speaking of the RPM project, the CTA will hold two open houses next week to update riders on the Red and Purple Modernization Project.
The purpose of this meeting is to:
- Present updates to the ongoing Environmental Impact Statement process
- Provide additional information to the public about the project
- Solicit feedback from the community about the project
Exhibit boards from the open houses will be available on Feb. 6 to download on the project documents page.
Meetings will held from 5 till 7:30 p.m. Monday and Tuesday:
Monday, Feb. 6
Evanston Public Library
1703 Orrington Avenue
Tuesday, Feb. 7
5917 N. Broadway