Study: CTA Should Prioritize Red Line
Community organizer John Paul Jones often uses the word equity when explaining why the Red Line needs to extend past 95th Street.
JONES: The ill of not having a mass transit system in that region because you don't have an opportunity to really broaden your land-use strategies. That has put the Far South Side in a real kind of quagmire.
Jones says these isolated neighborhoods could benefit from new housing and small businesses if the el train is extended. Jones worked on the University of Illinois-Chicago study.
The CTA is looking at expanding the el track to 130th Street. If that happens, it will take several years.