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Cicero seeks resident input on CTA transportation study

Published: Thursday, April 10, 2014 2:01 p.m. CDT
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A CTA Pink Line train pulls into a station headed for Chicago's Loop.

CICERO – Cicero residents are being asked for their input into a transportation study of the areas surrounding the Chicago Transit Authority Pink Line and the Metra stations.

The town of Cicero was awarded a grant through the Regional Transportation Authority and Illinois Department of Transportation to develop a Transportation Oriented Development study for the Cicero Connections Initiative. The project will create a transit-oriented development and transit improvement plan, focused on the town’s Metra station, two CTA stations at Cicero and 54th and Cermak Road, and 11 Pace and CTA bus routes.

The plan will provide recommendations to improve mobility and connections between transit services, stimulate investment in the town’s transit station areas and connect dense housing areas with transit, walkable commercial development and job centers.

The survey can be found at shawurl.com/13fg. The draft concepts have been developed and a public meeting was held in March to introduce the concepts to the public and solicit feedback. Public outreach about the concepts continues and will be followed by revisions to the draft concept plan in April and May.

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