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8/22/2005



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CTA approves station equipment contract, pedestrian pathway agreements



Last week, the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) board awarded a $13 million contract to Cubic Transportation Systems to provide 64 new express farecard machines and 30 wheelchair-accessible turnstiles.

Most of the new equipment will be installed at stations that are or soon will be under construction, including stations being rehabilitated as part of the Dan Ryan branch or Brown Line projects, and a new station that will be constructed under Block 37.

The board also approved two intergovernmental agreements with the villages of Forest Park and Maywood to construct a pedestrian bridge and walkway over the Des Plaines River to CTA property near the Forest Park terminal on the Blue Line.

CTA will provide the villages access to the authority’s property to construct the structure — which will connect the Forest Park station with Maywood and the Maywood Circuit Court complex located on the west side of the river — and maintain the bridge and pathway for 40 years.


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