Tag: Brown Line expansion

News pickup: CTA wins new BRT grants; new platform wood deteriorating

Happy New Year! Here are a couple of interesting news items you might have missed over the holidays. CTA wins new bus rapid transit funds. The CTA got another Federal Transit administration grant, this one for $1.6 million to help design a BRT route along Jeffery Boulevard from 103rd Street and Stony Island Avenue to... Read more »

CTA's Brown Line rehab was a dream compared to Metra's jinxed UP North project

We’ve been known to criticize the CTA when they deserve it. Now after reading about the fiasco around the Metra Union Pacific North Line bridge rebuilding project, I want to give the CTA some props. Late last year the CTA finished the $530 million Brown Line expansion project. It took many years and lots of... Read more »

Wassup with those fake bricks at Belmont?

I’ve had a couple queries and then got to see it for myself when I went to Mom’s for Easter dinner. So I asked the CTA myself: Wassup with those fake bricks held down with duct tape on the northbound Red Line platform at Belmont? It turns out CTA workers are using this plywood with... Read more »