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Burns Supports Federal Review of Chicago Red Ahead Program

November 29, 2022

Burns serves as a Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Project Management Oversight Contractor for the Chicago Transit Authority’s proposed Red Line Extension Project.

CTA is proposing a 5.6-mile extension of the Red Line Dan Ryan branch as part of the Red Ahead Program, a comprehensive initiative to modernize and add new service on Chicago’s most-traveled rail line.

The capital project would move the terminus at 95th/Dan Ryan to 130th Street in the city’s Far South Side. Proposed improvements would involve four new Red Line stations, bus and parking facilities, and a new railyard and shop.

Burns is providing oversight as CTA seeks approval to enter the engineering phase as part of the New Starts process of FTA’s Capital Investment Grants Program.

Photo credit: “Platform at Sox-35th, looking north” by Jacob G., licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0.

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