Chicago Transit Authority ridership on both bus and rail plummeted at the start of COVID-19 and has struggled to recover to its pre-pandemic numbers, an analysis of CTA data shows.
Forty-two CTA rail stations are non-accessible to those with mobility disabilities, lacking elevators and other amenities. Some stations were last updated in the 1930s.
After two years of decreasing ridership with the pandemic, the CTA is starting to see its numbers rise again as the city opens up more and COVD-19 cases drop.
The Red and Purple Modernization Program (RPM) will rebuild the Lawrence, Argyle, Berwyn and Bryn Mawr stations. But what impact will this have on the Uptown neighborhood?