Hard to believe that the Damen Blue Line Station will really be opening on time, Dec. 22, when you look at all the construction items around the entrance. The sounds of saws this morning emanating from the tracks above and the red caution tape put up along the side walk on both sides of Damen last night, gave this writer the "ah, ohs" Monday night.
First on the Active Transportation Alliance (ATA) 10 top most dangerous pedestrian intersections list in the Chicago region is Milwaukee, North and Damen and the tenth is Elston, Western and Diversey. This announcement on Tuesday came the same day as a report from the U.S. Public Interest Research Group (PIRG) about driving trends.
Students and their parents are eligible to receive student reduced fares of 75 cents to ride trains and buses on school days, according to the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA). To get the CTA student rate, parents and students need to take a few steps.
Part of the Chicago Transit Authority's (CTA) Your New Blue improvement project, the California station will close for 6 weeks starting Sept 4 and the Damen station will close for 9 weeks, starting Oct. 20 and cutting into the holiday shopping season.
Temporary suspension of Blue Line train service between the Western and Logan Square stations will continue from Friday night until 4 a.m. Mon., Aug. 11, as will street closures. parking restrictions and a bus re-route. This is part of Your New Blue.
The Wicker Park Committee's (WPC) Wednesday, August 6, membership meeting (open to the public), will feature a presentation about parking solutions study given by Lindsay Bayley, Senior Planner for the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP).
For using CTA this weekend attending the Wicker Park Fest, the CTA recommends that they load transit value or unlimited-ride passes to their Ventra fare cards at rail stations, online or at more than 1,300 local retailers ahead of time or purchase a 1-day unlimited ride Ventra ticket to decrease travel times and avoid having to wait in long lines for the return trip.
UPDATE: There is no public verification whether or not the 4G vote was taken on the 16th.
The Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) Board votes on July 16 to award a contract to upgrade wireless infrastructure in subways, including the Blue Line, and underground facilities. It is expected that the project would begin as soon as November 2014.