Orange, Yellow line extension meetings set; Cubs night game commuting adventure begins
The CTA over the next week will complete the Alternatives Analysis phase of studies on the Orange and Yellow line extensions.
Riders can view preliminary findings and recommendations of the proposed Orange Line extension to Ford City Mall from 6 till 8 pm tonight (April 22) at Richard J. Daley College in the lobby adjacent to the auditorium, 700 S. Pulaski Rd.
And a Yellow Line meeting on the extension to a proposed new terminal near Old Orchard mall is set for 6 till 8 pm Thursday, April 30, at Niles North High School auditorium, 9800 N. Lawler Ave. in Skokie.
The CTA helpfully reminds us about the FTA's New Starts process:
Cubs night game fun begins. I'm a day late in reminding you that this season's night Cubs games has started, impacting the evening commutes of many North Siders. Correct me if I'm wrong South Siders, but the impact of night Sox games on the evening commute is just not as severe.
First, the Cubs fans go to the park earlier because there's plenty to eat and drink around Wrigley. And there are more clueless Cubs fan tourists. The Sox fans for the most part are locals who know their way around.
If you're going to Wrigley, there are plenty of CTA choices enumerated here, including the expanded Purple and Yellow line service for the night games. A friend at work told me she writes the dates of the night games in her calendar so she can prepare for the masses. If you're like her, click on the continuation for the dates.
Cubs 2009 night games: Tue, Apr 21; Wed, Apr 22; Thu, Apr 30; Mon, May 4; Tue, May 12; Wed, May 13; Mon, May 25; Tue, May 26; Thu, May 28; Tue, Jun 16; Thu, Jul 2; Mon, Jul 6; Tue, Jul 7; Mon, Jul 27; Tue, Jul 28; Tue, Aug 11; Wed, Aug 12; Tue, Aug 25; Wed, Aug 26; Mon, Aug 31; Tue, Sep 1; Mon, Sep 14; Tue, Sep 15; Wed, Sep 16; Tue, Sep 29; Wed, Sep 30; Thu, Oct 1