Yesterday, the city broke ground on the new 95th Street Terminal in the Roseland neighborhood that is expected to improve CTA bus and train service and act as a major transit hub for the South Side. The $240 million project will replace the original Skidmore, Owings and Merrill designed 95th Street station that was built in 1969 with a more contemporary looking design that could possibly one day double as a spaceport (kidding). According to the CTA, the station is one of the busiest in the entire system and brings in nearly 20,000 riders on an average weekday. Mayor Emanuel and Senator Durbin both attended the ground breaking ceremony yesterday, and stated that the project is expected to bring over 700 construction jobs to the area. The project will take at least a couple of years to complete, and construction is expected to continue through 2017.
·Mayor Emanuel Breaks Ground on New 95th Street Bus, Red Line Terminal [Transit Chicago]
·Construction Set to Begin on Red Line's 95th Street Terminal [Streetsblog Chicago]
·Here's What $400M Worth of Red Line Station Looks Like [Curbed Chicago]