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Residents provide input for Red Line extension project

On Friday, Nov. 5, residents from Chicago's far South Side communities had the opportunity to share their thoughts about the proposed CTA Red Line extension.

Right now, the Red Line ends on the South Side at 95th St.; after the extension, trains will continue to 130th St., connecting several neighborhoods—like Roseland and West Pullman–that often feel cut off from the rest of the city. 

The extension would use some existing tracks, but also some new elevated tracks would have to be built. New train stops would be built near 103rd St., 111th St. and 115th St.

The well-attended meeting was held by the Redline Oversight Committee of the Developing Communities Project. At the meeting, residents had the opportunity to get the latest news about the project, and share their thoughts and concerns on topics such as completion dates, the locations of new stations and land use around the stations.

The Developing Communities Project is one local organization working to ensure that the public has input in how the Red Line extension project moves forward. Contact the Developing Communities Project to get involved.