Update: New Edgewater Metra Station at Peterson & Ravenswood
In case you missed Alderman O’Connor’s announcement today, it looks like the planned Edgewater METRA stop may be included in a compromise over the state budget. The project could cut Edgewater residents’ commute time to the Loop to 15 minutes.
“While the Metra Project is still being held up by the lack of a state budget, I recently met with State Representative Greg Harris and Senator Heather Steans to make sure that as the state works toward a budget, this project is included in the compromise that is reached. Both Representative Harris and Senator Steans are on the bargaining teams for their respective chambers, so they are on the front line.
I also spoke with Metra. During this time of impasse, they are planning to fully complete the design for the station (which is currently about 90% done), as well as design and fund the work on the adjacent bridge.
I am still hopeful that this station will become a reality for our community in the near future, and I will continue to strongly advocate on our community’s behalf on this issue.” – Alderman O’Connor (40th Ward)
If this project is of interest to you, it seems like a great time to contact the Governor, Representative Harris, Senator Steans and your local Alderman.