Extending the CTA's Red Line south to 130th street has been talked about for more than a decade.
The project has strong public and political support, and Mayor Emanuel has said it’s one of his second term priorities.
In 2014, the CTA announced the list of extension alternatives had been narrowed to one “preferred alternative,” and work is underway on the Environmental Impact Statement needed to secure federal funding for the project.
Despite all this progress, local funding remains a major question mark, leaving many skeptical about whether or not the 5.3-mile extension from 95th Street to 130th will ever happen.
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