News CTA

RTA approves funds for Rosemont station study

The Rosemont Blue Line stop, which claims one of the CTA's fastest-growing riderships, may be getting more amenities.

The Regional Transportation Authority, the funding arm for CTA, Metra and Pace, approved funding for a $250,000 study of how to improve access to the Rosemont stop and use adjacent land for transit-oriented development, the RTA said Tuesday.

The 30-year-old station saw its ridership jump 9.5 percent, from 1.7 million entries in 2012 to nearly 1.9 million entries in 2013.

Part of the Rosemont station's increase in ridership has been credited to the Rivers Casino in Des Plaines, which opened in August 2011. The casino offers free shuttle service to and from the Rosemont stop.

The Rosemont study is being funded by $200,000 in federal dollars and $50,000 from the RTA.

Want more? Discuss this article and others on RedEye's Facebook page.

Copyright © 2015, RedEye
Related Content
  • Oklahoma fraternity's racist chant learned on a cruise
    Oklahoma fraternity's racist chant learned on a cruise

    Members of a University of Oklahoma fraternity apparently learned a racist chant that recently got their chapter disbanded during a national leadership cruise four years ago that was sponsored by the fraternity's national administration, the university's president said Friday.

  • In NYC building collapse, mayor cites 'inappropriately' tapped gas line; 2 missing
    In NYC building collapse, mayor cites 'inappropriately' tapped gas line; 2 missing

    Someone may have improperly tapped a gas line before an explosion that leveled three apartment buildings and injured nearly two dozen people, Mayor Bill de Blasio said Friday as firefighters soaked the still-smoldering buildings and police searched for at least two missing people.

  • Construction ongoing at Wrigley Field
    Construction ongoing at Wrigley Field

    From bleachers to structural details, work to renovate Wrigley Field continues.

  • Emanuel uses borrowing to cope with Daley's debt burden
    Emanuel uses borrowing to cope with Daley's debt burden

    Mayor Rahm Emanuel has reduced spending and increased fines, fees and certain taxes to shrink the chronic budget deficits left over from his predecessor, Richard M. Daley.

  • Six Flags Great America's lost attractions
    Six Flags Great America's lost attractions

    Not every ride's the Willard's Whizzer. That iconic coaster debuted in 1976 when Marriott's Great America, now Six Flags Great America, in Gurnee, Ill., first opened. And it's still popular today. But for every Whizzer there's a Tidal Wave, Shockwave or Z-Force, rides existing only in memory.

  • Denim's just getting started
    Denim's just getting started

    Five years ago, denim-on-denim defied all of the dire warnings in the "Undateable" handbook: Instead of evoking John Denver or Britney Spears in her misstyled youth, chambray shirts paired with darker blue jeans became as cool as actor Johnny Depp and street-style heroine Alexa Chung.

Comments
Loading