CTA Blue Line Vision Study - Set for Council Mtg of 10.13.15

CTA staff will present an overview of proposed Blue Line improvements at Village Hall on October 13, 2015 

The Chicago Transit Authority will present the interim results of its study to improve the infrastructure, station designs and customer service on the Forest Park branch of the Blue Line at the Village Council meeting on Tuesday, October 13, 2015.   

At the Forest Park Village Council meeting, CTA staff will give a brief presentation of the overall findings and recommendations; improved customer service; draft concepts for new station designs and passenger amenities, including the terminal station, shop and yard; funding options, and a timeline for the study process. The presentation will also include station design concepts for the Forest Park Terminal station, including design concepts, and the proposed site plan for the station, rail facility and rail yard. 

The purpose of the study is to determine a long-term planning strategy for the Blue Line Forest Park Branch, from Clinton station to the Forest Park terminal. The CTA has been working alongside the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) on the Eisenhower Expressway reconstruction project since 2013, to ensure that the multi-modal corridor continues to serve all of the transportation needs in the study area. Together, CTA and IDOT have had dozens of meetings with a variety of stakeholder groups, including municipalities, community organizations and residents. 

The meeting and presentation will take place on Tuesday, October 13, 2015 at 7:00 PM in the Council Chambers located at the lower level of Village Hall.  

For more information about the Blue Line Vision Study visit: http://www.transitchicago.com/blueweststudy/