CHICAGO (CBS) — Six weeks in, the CTA Red Line South reconstruction project remains on schedule and on budget.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel, CTA President Forrest Claypool, and CTA Chairman Terry Peterson hosted reporters at the shuttered 47th Street Red Line station on Tuesday.
“Everything that you see out here is being ripped out,” Claypool said. “The duct banks, the signal system, the wiring. It’s being dug down to the bones. It’s an unplowed cornfield, and a brand new railroad is being put in its place.”