This study covers, as the preferred alternative, establishment of a rapid transit line from Midway Airport to a point where it could join the existing Dan Ryan elevated structure so trains could operate from the airport to the Loop in the central business district of Chicago. The alignment would generally be within existing railroad rights-of-way utilizing at-grade, embankment and elevated structures. The 9.3-mile line would have 9 stations. As compared with other proposals, including the do-nothing alternative, it is expected the proposed transit line would divert over 28,000 auto users to transit, have a daily ridership of almost 120,000 by 2000, reduce liquid fuel consumption by 15 percent, reduce rush-hour buses from the Loop significantly, and be funded through Interstate Transfer. There is considerable potential for station-area development. Estimated capital cost of $496 million. Transportation and environmental impacts would be positive with the preferred alternative. It also showed the greatest reduction in net operating deficit per transit trip. transit trip.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Urban Mass Transportation Administration

    400 7th Street, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20590

    Chicago Department of Public Works

    121 North LaSalle Street
    Chicago, IL  United States  60602
  • Publication Date: 1985-9

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  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: v.p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00452511
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Aug 27 2004 9:53PM