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CTA Plans Improvements for 90% of Its Stations in 2021

The Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) is rolling out an expanded and accelerated program to improve rail stations, called Refresh & Renew. Part of CTA’s campaign to welcome back customers and attract new riders, Refresh & Renew will bring improvements to nearly 90% of CTA’s rail stations.

“Throughout the pandemic, our number one goal has been to provide our customers and employees a safe, clean and healthy travel environment,” said CTA President Dorval R. Carter, Jr. “Refresh & Renew is our way of rolling out the welcome mat for our returning riders.”

Under the program, CTA will accelerate its existing rail station revitalization program, with more than 125 stations scheduled to receive improvements in 2021. Work performed will vary by location, but at a minimum, each of the identified stations will receive a deep clean power wash and repainting of surfaces. Nearly a third will receive more extensive work in 2021.


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About Paul Bubny

Paul Bubny serves as Senior Content Director for Connect Commercial Real Estate, a role to which he brings 13-plus years’ experience covering the commercial real estate industry and 30-plus years in business-to-business journalism. In this capacity, he oversees daily operations while also reporting on both local/regional markets and national trends, covering individual transactions across all property types, as well as delving into broader subject matter. He produces 15-20 daily news stories per day and works with the Connect team and clients to develop longer-form content, ranging from Q&As to thought-leadership pieces. Prior to joining Connect, Paul was Managing Editor for both Real Estate Forum and at American Lawyer Media, where he oversaw operations at both publications while also producing daily news and feature-length articles. His tenure in B2B publishing stretches back into the print era, and he has served as Editor in Chief on four national trade publications. Since 1999, Paul has volunteered as the newsletter editor of passenger rail advocacy groups (one national, one local).

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