March 18, 2019

Duckworth & Klobuchar Tour Newly Renovated 95th Street Red Line Station


[CHICAGO, IL] — U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) and Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) visited the 95th Street Red Line Station North Terminal today to receive updates on the status of the project and discuss the importance of strengthening our nation’s infrastructure and keeping our public transportation systems as modern and accessible as possible. Powered by more than $100 million in federal funding and financing, the station’s renovation has already created more than 760 construction jobs and, when completed, will cut down congestion and make transit safer and more reliable at one of CTA’s busiest terminals.

“To me, this project isn’t just about improving our infrastructure. It’s about ensuring that more Chicagoans can lead the lives they deserve by making it easier for people to get to work throughout the city and improving access for those of us with disabilities, making commutes safer and shorter in the process,” Duckworth said. “I’m excited about the work being done at the 95th Street Red Line Station that’s transforming our city into an even better version of itself.”

“The budget that the President has now put forth would cut $4.8 billion from infrastructure,” Klobuchar said. “As you look at this project, it would be a lot harder to do if this budget were to pass. While he put the priority on that wall with $7.8 billion, we put it on projects like this.”

Duckworth and Klobuchar were joined by Illinois State Senator Elgie Sims (IL-17) and Illinois State Representatives Marcus Evans (IL-33) and Nick Smith (IL-34). Photos of the event can be found here.

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