Posts tagged "Lawrence"

Why CTA's Lawrence platform is wood, not concrete

Why CTA's Lawrence platform is wood, not concrete
By now Red Line riders have noticed that the Lawrence station is deviating from the pattern of the other North Red rehabs. The new platform is made of wood, not precast concrete like the others. And down at street level, there wasn’t a real stationhouse to rehabilitate with shiny new tile and a polished terrazzo... Read more »

New RTA chair; new life for O'Hare express?

John Gates Jr., the newly appointed chairman of the RTA, is saying all the right things so far: Move past the city-suburban factionalism and partisan politics. Develop more private-public partnerships in transit. And operationally, finding a top notch RTA executive director to replace Steve Schlickman, who retires in October. We’ll give Gates some time to... Read more »