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Re: The Chicago Central Area Action Plan (On-topic)

Posted by ChicagoPCCLCars on Sat Apr 4 10:32:19 2009, in response to Re: The Chicago Central Area Action Plan (On-topic), posted by WillD on Sat Apr 4 00:12:59 2009.

The People Mover already connects International with the Blue line. Metra would never run the headways found on the Blue line 24 hours. Metra isn't 24 hours either.

That freight line, all surface operation mostly is a busy transfer between CN, UP, and the Belt RR's giant Clearing Yard and has no room for Metra.

Besides, Chicago doesn't think like that. Planning is governed by da mayor's private wishes and he alone diverts monies into private funds known to no one. Prsently everything is oriented to the Summer Olympics.

Now back in the 70's there was the planned I-490 Crosstown Expwy which could have have transit in the median. Don't ask me to tell you the tragedy here. I-490 would have been an Airport Express easily. From time to time the idea of a "transitway" surfaces. That would connect I-290 with I-94 and parallel the Belt Railway going pass Midway.

David Harrison

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