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CTA REDLINE Extension Project

For three decades, the CTA Red Line Extension project has been an urban legend. For the past six years, Delevoping Communities Project, Inc. has worked with transit agencies to advance the proposed extension from the 95 th Street Dan Ryan station, the CTA's most congested and most profitable, to 130th and Stony Island near Chicago's far South Side city limits . On August 12, 2009, the CTA Board approved the proposed Red Line extension which, when completed in 2016, will reduce congestion, improve ridership and travel times, provide greater access for low and moderate income populations, create greater economic opportunity, and improve transit performance.

 

TRANSIT EQUITY MATTERS: An Equity Index and Regional Analysis of the Red Line and Two Other Proposed CTA Transit

Appendix, December 2009

Tranist Equity Matters is a project done in partnership with the Regional Transit Authority (RTA), the Voorhees Center and Developing Communities Project (DCP) and its Red Line Oversight Committee (ROC. The study presents a regional comparative analysis of Chicago's three (3) proposed Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) rail line extension projects (Yellow, Orange and Red Lines). The report offers compelling support for extending the CTA Red Line.

For more information on the report or the project please contact DCP Executive Director Gwendolyn Rice at (773) 928-2500.

 

The Case for Transit-Oriented Development in the Greater Roseland Area

Appendix, October 2005

This report was produced to assist Developing Communities Project (DCP) in its efforts to pursue Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) opportunities as a means to link jobs and economic development for residents in the Greater Roseland area. The time for this kind of thinking is ripe. President Bush signed into law the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, and Efficient Transportation Equity Act of 2005: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA-LU), which includes authorization to complete a preliminary engineering study on extending the Chicago Transit Authority Red Line from its current terminal at 95th Street and the Dan Ryan Expressway to 130th Street and Doty (near Stony Island Avenue).

Extension of the CTA Red Line presents an important, timely and critical opportunity for policy makers and elected officials in the region to begin addressing serious and long-standing transportation needs for the citizens of the South Side of Chicago and Cook County. This report provides data that demonstrates not only the need for this extension of services but also how it might produce more impact depending on route selected and if transit-oriented development is integrated into the extension plans.