Citizens for Appropriate Transportation (CAT)
Eisenhower Transportation Corridor
POTENTIAL 1ST AVENUE BLUE LINE STATION IN MAYWOOD
Extending the CTA Blue Line to 1st Avenue is relatively easy to do.
The CTA already owns the right-of-way from Forest Park to the east side of the Des Plaines River. There are no graves or buildings to relocate. CTA would need to construct a bridge across the Des Plaines River and build a new station. Loyola Medical Center and Hines VA Hospital are 24/7 operations. The Court House needs a jury pool multiple times every week. A new 1st Avenue Station would enhance Maywood’s economic development opportunities and provide much better access to downtown Chicago jobs for Maywood and other communities to the west.