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Spring/Summer 2024 newsletter

Check out our latest newsletter featuring a dive into our workforce initiatives, community spotlights for two local businesses, and more!

News: CPS Corliss High School students will document the historic Red Line Extension!

Students in the Corliss’ drone program will shadow CTA’s construction management team and document work for RLE. Three licensed drone pilot students will work alongside CTA and its partners in documenting the preparation of building RLE, gathering drone footage of the “before” stage of the project and learning about construction project management.

Read the full press release here (6/17/2024)

Upcoming: Public Meetings for advance construction work

Starting this summer, the CTA will begin demolition and relocation of utility poles and equipment in preparation for the Red Line Extension project. This work will include occasional street, alley and sidewalk closures and construction noise. CTA contractors will use a variety of measures to mitigate impacts to the community as much as possible.

CTA will hold public meetings to provide more detail and timelines for this work. View meeting details and register for the meeting in your ward below!

Register for a meeting here!

Review our recent eBlast here.

Upcoming: CTA Workforce Outreach Event at Roseland Christian Ministry

Join us on Thursday, June 6, 2024, from 4-6 p.m. at Roseland Christian Ministries to learn more about employment opportunities with CTA contractors on our upcoming projects. Connect with workforce agencies, get information about job trainings, and learn about job opportunities on current and upcoming CTA projects.

Register to attend and learn more

RLE: Advance construction work beginning this summer

CTA will begin work in 2024 to prepare for the start of construction of the 5.6-mile Red Line Extension from 95th Street to 130th Street. There are two types of preparatory construction work that need to be done before we can start building new Red Line stations and tracks: Property demolition and the relocation of utility poles and equipment (also known as advance utility relocation).

Read more below about the type of work, impacts and what we’ll do to minimize the effects on your neighborhood – as well as the steps we’re taking to proactively ensure that properties that are awaiting demolition are secured and do not become nuisances for neighbors.

A construction crew in yellow work vests performing utility work around the base of an electrical pole.
The East side of RLE Community Office seen from the South East, large garage doors are accompanied by the entrence with the RLE Community Office sign prominently above the doorway.

CTA Community Update (5/9/2024)

New: Construction workforce opportunities with CTA and RLE

CTA has required workforce participation goals on major construction projects to create a path for underrepresented and residents of economically disadvantaged areas to career opportunities in the building trades, union apprenticeships and other construction-related jobs. Take the steps now with CTA to begin or advance your career!

Learn more here.

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