Monday, December 10, 2007

A new bus terminal at Chicago State University

Last summer I discovered that Chicago State University (CSU) decided to terminate their lease allowing the CTA to terminate the 3 King Drive and the 4 Cottage Grove on campus. This article I just found today showed that CSU students were bellyaching about this decision.

It turns out unbeknownst to me at the time I discovered this that CSU was planning on building a new bus terminal closer to 95th and Cottage Grove and they're also planning to build a new Metra Electric station as well. It looks like there may be better coordination and that since Metra and CSU are neighbors it might mean that CSU may elect to promote and utilize the asset that wasn't used often enough.

Maybe the largely unused 95th Street Metra Station might actually get more use. Of course they might still have to fight for patronage from the CTA buses that roll by and of course there is the Dan Ryan Red Line down the street to the west. Hopefully that station won't look so dreary when they finally start and finish the project.

Oh originally I was going to discuss my vision for that site, but right now all I'm going to do is present some pics from around that area. Both old and fairly recent.

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