Comments on: Infrastructure trust and Red Line extension Chicago Community Stories Thu, 03 Apr 2014 01:18:42 +0000 hourly 1 By: John Paul Jones Thu, 19 Apr 2012 21:07:09 +0000 Promoting one rail system over another is destructive and unproductive. The people of Greater Roseland voted in 2004, for the red line extension and mass transit in general. The Federal New Start process for the Red Line Extension is underway. The Gray line will likely undergo its public process in 2014. We too are monitoring the city and its transportation planners.
The time is now for expanding mass transit to Greater Roseland and creating new land use strategies to reintroduce urban redevelopment.
Metra, intergovernmental agencies and environmentalist are uniquely concerned about air pollution problems along METRA rail service corridors and at the Union Station facility. Improved air quality and access to jobs, healthcare and educational institutions are important to the Red Line Oversight Committee. See you all on Tuesday, April 24th, as the City Council assemble to vote on the Mayor’s Public Infrastructure Trust Fund.

By: Harvey Kahler Thu, 19 Apr 2012 15:25:35 +0000 Red Line extension is an unwarranted and disruptive transportation investment.
* Area with low population for $1.2b extension.
* Existing under-used Metra Electric, South Shore, and Rock Island services.
* Residential area unsuitable for commercial development while Michigan Av languishes.

Adopt the Gray Line proposal.
* CTA service provided under contract by Metra.
* Serves more stations and bus routes in Roseland.
* Serves other communities.
* Offers connections to south suburbs and Indiana.
* Use of existing infrastructure minimizes cost.