A Crain’s Chicago Business column quotes Steve Schlickman, director of the Urban Transportation Center, on a proposed CTA flyover to separate the Red and Brown lines near Wrigley Field. Schlickman says the project should be built to accommodate rapidly growing ridership, but questions how much time it will buy.
However, if CTA ridership keeps rising, all of that additional capacity would be used up sometime around the middle to latter part of the next decade, according to the CTA’s medium-growth projections. “This project should be done,” says Steve Schlickman, who heads the Urban Transportation Center at the University of Illinois at Chicago. “But how much time will it buy?”