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The RPM project will completely rebuild the northern portion of the red line from Belmont to Howard station and the purple line , which extends to Linden station in Wilmette. The RPM phase 1 project consists of the following elements : red -purple Bypass , Lawrence to Bryn Mawr Modernization , Corridor Signal Improvements , Advance systems work and Broadway Substation Upgrade.

Service Board:Chicago Transit Authority
Program Category:Modernization
Overall Status:In Progress
Budget Status:On Budget
Schedule Status:On Schedule
Current Activities:Foundation work continues in the RPB Project Area for the bypass track. Pre-Stage work for Thorndale and Montrose Interlockings is in progress. Substantially completed the Advance Utility Relocation work in LBMM. Some service relocation work and pole removal work are still in progress.
Information Updated:May 2020
Related Transit Assets
CTA Rail Lines:Purple Line
Red Line
Related Jurisdictions
Municipalities:Chicago, Evanston, Wilmette
US Congressional Districts:1 Bobby Rush, 3 Dan Lipinski, 4 Chuy Garcia, 5 Mike Quigley, 7 Danny Davis, 9 Jan Schakowsky
Illinois Senate Districts:1 Antonio Munoz, 13 Robert Peters, 14 Emil Jones, III, 16 Jacqueline Y. Collins, 17 Elgie R. Sims, Jr., 3 Mattie Hunter, 5 Patricia Van Pelt, 6 Sara Feigenholtz, 7 Heather A. Steans, 9 Laura Fine
Illinois House Districts:10 Jawaharial Williams, 11 Ann M. Williams, 12 Jonathan "Yoni" Pizer, 13 Gregory Harris, 14 Kelly M. Cassidy, 18 Robyn Gabel, 2 Theresa Mah, 26 Kambium Buckner, 27 Justin Slaughter, 31 Mary E. Flowers, 32 Andre Thapedi, 34 Nicholas K Smith, 5 Lamont Robinson, 6 Sonya M. Harper, 9 Arthur Turner
County Board Districts:Cook 10, Cook 11, Cook 12, Cook 13, Cook 2, Cook 3, Cook 4
Chicago Wards:11 Patrick Thompson, 17 David Moore, 2 Brian Hopkins, 20 Jeanette B. Taylor, 21 Howard Brookins, Jr., 25 Byron Sigcho-Lopez, 27 Walter Burnett, Jr., 3 Pat Dowell, 4 Sophia King, 40 Andre Vasquez, 42 Brendan Reilly, 43 Michele Smith, 44 Thomas M. Tunney, 46 James Cappleman, 47 Matt Martin, 48 Harry Osterman, 49 Maria Hadden, 6 Roderick Sawyer, 9 Anthony Beale
Councils of Mayors:Chicago, North Shore
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