The CTA is hosting two “update meetings” on the North and Purple Line Modernization Project. Both meetings will cover the same topics and provide the same information, so you need attend only one of the meetings. Below are the dates, times and locations of the two meetings:
Monday, February 6
5:00 to 7:30 p.m.
EVANSTON PUBLIC LIBRARY
1703 Orrington Avenue
This location is served by: Purple Line (Davis Station) and CTA Bus #201 and #205.
Tuesday, February 7
5:00 to 7:30 p.m.
5917 N. Broadway Avenue
This location is served by: Red Line (Thorndale Station) and CTA Bus #36.
According to the CTA, the purpose of this meeting is to present updates on the ongoing Environmental Impact Statement, which the CTA and the Federal Transit Administration must prepare in accordance with federal law. The CTA also will provide additional information about the project and solicit community feedback. For complete information on the Red and Purple Line Modernization Project, CLICK HERE.
You might recall about a year ago I sounded an alarm because the closing of the Jarvis “L” station was contemplated in three of the proposed modernization plan alternatives. Over 250 Rogers Park residents turned out in force to oppose the closing of the Jarvis station and hundreds of others flooded the CTA with letters and e-mails opposing the station closing.
The CTA was quick to emphasize the proposals were merely “ideas” and no official plans to close the station were in the works. Though this is still true, it’s important to note the CTA has not officially rejected the “ideas” that contemplate closing the Jarvis station.
I urge you to attend one of the update meetings to reaffirm our community’s strong opposition to any idea, plan or proposal that calls for the closing of the Jarvis “L” Station.
Thanks for your continued vigilance on this issue.