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Sun Feb 8, 2015, 09:25 AM

Chicago: CTA Blue Line Upgrade Gets $120M Infusion From Feds


Feb. 05--The CTA's almost half-billion-dollar upgrade of the Blue Line's O'Hare branch is getting an infusion of new federal funding, officials said Thursday.

U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx will announce that $120 million in additional federal funding is being provided for the $492 million project to modernize stations and tracks through 2018.

The funding breakdown to date is $136 million federal, $160 million state and $196 million local, CTA spokesman Brian Steele said.

The project, which started last year, involves upgrading track, stations, signals and traction power and resolving water problems on the subway, elevated and Kennedy Expressway sections of the O'Hare branch.

Over the past year, the Damen, Western and California stations have been updated. Work remains on 10 stations. ..............(more)


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marym625 Feb 2015 #1

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Sun Feb 8, 2015, 09:41 AM

1. damn!

Gotta say, I love the upgraded stations on all the lines. Can't wait for the Wilson red line upgrade.

I wish they would build a whole new line that made it easier to get to the near west side. As it is now, I have to take the brown line all the way into lake, then grab the blue line to get to Wicker Park. We need a line going from north east to south west that connects at Belmont. Or something like that

Great news. Wish feeding, housing and educating people received as much money.

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