[dropcap]I[/dropcap]n an effort to provide faster commutes, the CTA began their five-month reconstruction of the Red Line on May 19. The project, which entails rebuilding the tracks from Cermak-Chinatown to 95th/Dan Ryan, will be the first replacement of those tracks in 40 years. The Garfield, 63rd and 87th stations will receive new elevators, making all stations on the South Side Red Line accessible.
The CTA will be providing five free shuttle buses for riders to connect to their stops that are closed, as well as allowing customers at 69th, 79th, 87th and 95th streets to board Red and Green Line trains for free at the Garfield elevated station. CTA will also offer a 50-cent discount on bus rides along bus routes south of 63rd Street during this time. The work is part of Mayor Emanuel’s Building a New Chicago program that focuses on improving the infrastructure of the city.
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