Tag: Wilson station

Wilson Red Line station to get elevator, facelift via $6 million federal grant

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... Read more »

News pickup: New rail cars back; CTA gets fed $$ for BRT, circulator

I took a few days off last week and didn’t blog as much as usual. But the CTA news never stops. So I’m catching up with some news from last week. New rail cars back in service on Green Line. The new Series 5000 rail cars, with their aisle-facing seating plan, will return to service... Read more »

Weekend news pickup: CTA Wilson construction to close businesses; Grand Ave. "prison" stairs; free rides remain

Here are a few CTA news stories and transit notes I didn’t have a chance to report earlier. Wilson construction to close four businesses: Four stores under the Red Line’s Wilson station will be forced to close when the CTA begins a $3 million station renovation project later this year, ChicagoTalks.org reports. The businesses were... Read more »

CTA to tap $3 million in TIF funds for Wilson station rehab

The CTA will use up to $3 million in tax increment financing to rehabilitate the Red Line’s Wilson station — long considered one of the worst stations. Earlier this month the CTA board approved the agreement with the city to tap funds from the Wilson Yard TIF District. Planned station improvements include replacing flooring, walls,... Read more »