Renovations at 95th Street Terminal to Offer Better Service to Riders
July 6, 2016
[caption id="attachment_2185" align="alignleft" width="1662"] RTA staff visit the 95th Street Terminal where renovations and improvements are currently underway. Left to right: Principal Financial Analysts Tara O'Malley and Tatiana Jane; Violet Gunka-Gurgul, Project Management Oversight and Compliance Division Manager; Lauren Fihe, Capital Programs Senior Analyst; Donna Anderson, Capital Programming and Performance Analysis Director; Karin Allen, Performance Measurement Principal Analyst; and David Spacek, Capital Program Manager[/caption]
The 95th Street Terminal is getting a facelift with the RTA’s help. We’re providing partial funding and overseeing the 95th Street Terminal Improvement Project. The Terminal is a major transit center used by many CTA , Pace bus and Greyhound riders. More than 1,000 CTA and Pace buses travel to and from this terminal each day, serving an average of 20,000 South Side and south suburban passengers daily, and more than four million passengers annually. The 95th Street Terminal provides critical transportation to the South Side of Chicago and serves a community where approximately 40% of the workers in the area use transit, bike or walk to work.
Our staff recently visited the site where these renovations will occur. The work will bring an expanded bus terminal with more bus bays, widened customer waiting areas, another terminal entrance, and a pick-up/drop-off space for paratransit riders and riders with disabilities. The work will allow buses to perform more efficiently, with less idling times and more room for pedestrians to move about freely.
The total project is budgeted at $280,000,000, with the RTA providing $35,000,000, and the State of Illinois providing an additional $90,000,000, along with other funding sources, including federal and CTA Bonds.
Renovations and improvements are expected to be complete in 2019.
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