|US Senator Durbin speaks about|
the mass transit overhaul at the Mayne Stage
Mainly federal funds, though. $80 of the $86 million are coming from the Federal Government.
CTA boss Forrest Claypool called these seven stations receiving the funds, "the worst stations in the system..."
Project details include improved station layouts, new windows, doors, signage, lighting, security, platforms, turnstiles, viaducts, track work and waterproof roofs.
Mayor Enamuel addresses questions from the
media at the Mayne Stage, 1328 West Morse
Mayor Emanuel said, "The esthetics will all be different."
He also went on to say this project was put on "the fast track." The mayor added, " I am committed to repairing the citys crucial inter-structure and creating the opportunity for Chicagoans to move around the city and get to work with ease."
Senator Durbin stated, "The Red line is the heart of the CTA rail network."
"Illinois' strong transportation system serves as a key advantage in attracting new business to our state," said Governor Quinn. The project claims to be able to generate 250 full time jobs.
|Alderman Moore welcomes all|
the dignitaries to the neighborhood
The Morse station work will begin June 29, 2012.
Jarvis work will begin November 9, 2012.
Each station will be closed up to six weeks for the work to be completed.
Roll Call - Present: Alderman(s) Tom Tunney (44th), James Cappleman (46th), Harry Osterman (48th) and Joe Moore (49th).
State Rep. Kelly Cassidy and Sara Feiginholtz.
State Senator Heather Steans.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel.
US Senator Dick Durbin.
Governor Pat Quinn.
Not Present: US Rep. Jan Schakowsky. County Board Larry Suffredin.