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Rahm’s $7.3 billion infrastructure plan

Updated: May 1, 2012 8:22AM



Here are a few of the major promises in Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s plan:

■ Eliminate 26 miles of CTA slow zones over ten years

■ Upgrade or repair 100 CTA stations over three years

■ Build 16 miles of bus-rapid transit on Jeffrey Boulevard this year and a similar route in the Central Loop next year.

■ Construct new Green Line station connecting McCormick Place to Motor Row

■ Replace 900 miles of century-old water mains

■ Repair 750 miles of sewer lines and 160,000 catch basins

■ Repave 2,000 miles of streets in ten years

■ Build a new Malcolm X College and a new classroom building at Olive Harvey College

■ Add two new runways at O’Hare by 2015

■ Build 12 new parks, 100 basketball courts and 20 playgrounds

■ Complete the 31st Street Harbor and Bloomingdale Trail

■ Build four new boathouses along the Chicago River

■ Expand schools to relieve overcrowding, build new laboratories, gymnasiums and tech-ready classrooms.

Source: City of Chicago



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