May 22, 2014 |
Jacob Peters doesn't live near the Belmont stop in Lakeview, but Thursday he waded into what is shaping up to be a neighborhood fight over a CTA proposal to create a bypass near Belmont Avenue to ease Red, Purple and Brown line train travel. Peters, who lives in Logan Square, said he rides the CTA through Lakeview several times a week - the Red Line to visit his girlfriend in Lakeview and the Brown Line to visit his parents in Albany Park. He said he has frequently waited at the train bottleneck north of the Belmont stop.
May 20, 2014 |
The CTA on Wednesday is holding a meeting about its $1.13 billion proposal to overhaul four Red Line stations, from Lawrence to Bryn Mawr, and corresponding track. The proposed improvements include elevators, wider platforms, better lighting, longer canopies and more benches. None of the four stops are currently accessible for riders with disabilities; the proposal includes making all four stops accessible. Work would begin at 2017 at the earliest, depending on when CTA could identify funding.
May 15, 2014 |
A Chicago man was accused of threatening two CTA employees at separate Red Line stations after he was arrested at the Grand Avenue station for shouting death threats at a K-9 unit, according to court records. Ricardo Woods, 30, of the 7900 block of South Talman Avenue, allegedly was detained for loitering on CTA property at the station without boarding a train, but became belligerent when he was released, the police report said. Woods was arrested and charged with threatening CTA agents with bodily harm.
May 12, 2014 |
The CTA is holding an open house Tuesday about its $2.3 billion proposal to extend the Red Line from 95th Street to 130th Street. The agency is looking to build four new stations near 103rd, 111th, 116th and 130th streets along Union Pacific Railroad tracks, which would extend the Red Line 5.3 miles. Other alternatives include trains running on Halsted Street or express buses operating mostly on Michigan Avenue. The open house will be 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Palmer Park Gymnasium, 201 E. 111th St. The agency is working on a draft...
April 28, 2014 |
A Chicago man was arrested Saturday morning and charged with resisting arrest at the Fullerton Red Line station after another CTA rider told police officers he looked "like he was casing the joint," according to police records. Genarus Smith, 34, of the 5600 block of South Marshfield Avenue, was charged with criminal trespass to the CTA and two counts of resisting arrest after he refused to show police officers his identification and refused to leave the CTA platform where he had allegedly been standing for...
April 21, 2014 |
Call it the Leonardo DiCaprio of CTA stops. The Sheridan Red Line station has been passed over again - but not for an Oscar, like Leo. The CTA last week proposed a $1.13 billion overhaul of four North Side stations, from Lawrence to Bryn Mawr, and the accompanying track as part of the first phase of its titanic Red and Purple Line modernization plan. The announcement left some riders seeing red over the lack of inclusion of the Sheridan stop, often chided for its narrow staircases, antiquated wooden platforms and puddles after rainstorms.