Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Rahm Emanuel and the Power of Municipal Entrepreneurship

The Red Line extension from 95th Street into Roseland and Altgeld Gardens and how it could fit in as far as potential improvements in transportation in the Chicago area:
The first project — the Red Line renovation and extension — is a necessity: The northern sections of the corridor (shared with the Purple Line) are a century old and the Chicago Transit Authority has already presented a number of alternatives that would relieve the problem. Also on tap is the extension of the corridor south to 130th Street, designed to improve the commuting times for people who live in the city’s Far South Side, whose residents are transit-dependent but poorly served. The combined cost: Somewhere between $3 and $6 billion.
The whole article which discusses not only Mayor Emanuel's transit policy but also transit policy as a whole around the Chicago area is worth a long read.

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