The Chicago Department of Transportation (CDOT) initiated the River North-Streeterville Transit Alternatives Study (RNS) in spring 2014. The purpose of this study is to select a transit alternative that will improve access and mobility between the West Loop and River North and Streeterville neighborhoods.

The River North-Streeterville area sees a high number of workers, tourists and residents coming to and from the area on weekdays and weekends. The need for improved transportation access to and within this area, particularly from the West Loop train stations, has been recognized for many years. The RNS Transit Alternatives Study aims to satisfy this need by utilizing data, analysis, surveys and other information to create and identify potential transit alternatives. CDOT will seek input on these transit alternatives from stakeholder groups and the public to ensure that the "Locally Preferred Alternative" will be carried forward to the next phase of study.

The first of two public meetings was held in August 2014; click here for a summary. The second public meeting is anticipated in 2017. Several pop-up meetings (or on-location mini public meetings) have also been held. You can look at the results and press coverage here. Sign up for future meeting and project announcements by emailing info@rnstransit.com.

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