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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:Design
Budget Status:On Budget
Schedule Status:On Schedule
Current Activities:The RFP comment process and one‐on‐one meetings with shortlisted proposers was completed. Design‐Build RFP proposals were received and are currently in the evaluation process. CTA issued an NTP for demolition of certain property as well as another NTP for Trackwork. Work continued for the Broadway Substation Upgrade Project which included the installation of a new cable bridge from substation to the track.
Information Updated:December 2018
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 John J. Cullerton, 7 Heather A. Steans, 9 Laura Fine
Illinois House Districts:10 Melissa Conyears-Ervin, 11 Ann M. Williams, 12 Sara Feigenholtz, 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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