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Study Description

The RTA, City of Evanston, and Village of Skokie will cooperate in a corridor level travel market analysis to explore the potential need for new intermediate stations on the CTA Skokie Swift (Yellow Line) and extension of the line north/and or south to serve existing and emgerging travel markets. The corridor is expected to span all or portions of Evanston, Skokie, Morton Grove, Glenview, Northfield, Northbrook and portions of the far north side of Chicago. This study will complement a recently completed Location Feasiblity Study which looked at optimal locations for new stations and a north extension to the Old Orchard Road area within the village of Skokie based on physical feasibility. The travel market analysis will asess the ability of line extensions and new intermediate stations to efficiently and effectively serve current and future corridor travel needs; and their impact on existing transportation services.

Program:Community Planning
Program Year:2004
Project Type(s):Transit Improvement Plan
Current Activities:In addition to identifying major travel patterns and markets that could support a line extension, the study also evaluated three potential new station locations in south Evanston at Dodge Avenue, Asbury Avenue and Ridge Avenue. In May 2011, Evanston began a feasibility study for an infill station on the Yellow Line. On January 25, 2011, a city advisory group identified Asbury as the recommended new stop location. The Evanston City Council accepted the advisory group's report but funding has not yet been identified for the station's construction.
Information Updated:May 2017
Study Documents
Skokie Swift - Travel Market Analysis
Skokie Swift - Travel Market Analysis
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Related Transit Assets
CTA Stations:Dempster - Skokie (Yellow) accessible
CTA Rail Lines:Yellow Line
Related Jurisdictions
Municipalities:Chicago, Evanston, Glenview, Lincolnwood, Morton Grove, Skokie, Wilmette
US Congressional Districts:9 Jan Schakowsky
Illinois Senate Districts:7 Heather A. Steans, 8 Ram Villivalam, 9 Laura Fine
Illinois House Districts:14 Kelly M. Cassidy, 16 Yehiel M. Kalish, 17 Jennifer Gong-Gershowitz, 18 Robyn Gabel
County Board Districts:Cook 13, Cook 14
Chicago Wards:49 Maria Hadden, 50 Debra Silverstein
Councils of Mayors:Chicago, North Shore
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