The Chicago Transit Authority is inviting the public to one last meeting this month to receive input on the latest analysis and a recommended locally preferred alternative for the CTA's proposed extension of the Dan Ryan branch of the Red Line from 95th Street. A presentation will begin at 6:15 p.m at Woodson Regional Library at 9525 South Halsted in Chicago.
The proposed extension would relieve bus and passenger congestion at CTA's existing 95th Red Line station and better manage future traffic growth, according to the CTA.
The Federal Transit Administration's New Starts program requires transit project proposals to proceed through a process of planning, design and construction. The FTA process consists of five formal steps: Alternatives Analysis, Environmental Impact Statement, Preliminary Engineering, Final Design and Construction. The Alternatives Analysis study is designed to examine all the transit options available and determine a locally preferred alternative.
John Paul Jones, an organizer with the Developing Communities Project, said he expects a good crowd, considering the wide support for the extension in the community.