Chicago To Reinvigorate The CTA’s Garfield Station!

Nearly $25 million in federal funding is on its way to Chicago to reinvigorate the CTA’s Garfield station, which serves as a key gateway to the Washington Park neighborhood.

This investment — awarded through the TIGER grant program and supported by Senator Durbin, Congressmen Davis and Rush, and Mayor Emanuel — will deliver improvements to the Garfield station. Specifically, the money will help:

  • Extend the platform canopies
  • Upgrade platform accessibility
  • Install public art and landscaping

With this federal grant, the city will be able to propel Mayor Emanuel’s vision for the vibrant Washington Park neighborhood. It also represents the latest in our ongoing investments to bring economic and cultural opportunities to Chicago’s South Side.

The existing Garfield station serves nearly 475,000 riders each year and provides connections with the #55 Garfield bus, a route with more than 3 million riders annually that provides direct connections to the University of Chicago and Midway International Airport.