Tuesday, May 28, 2024

All GCRTA Blue Line stations in Shaker Heights to be rebuilt

This is what all of the single-level stations along the light-rail Blue Line in
Shaker Heights will soon look like, thanks to a federal grant awarded today.
Like the Farnsleigh station seen here, all will have new trackside platforms,
tactile edges, waiting areas and ramps to mini-high platforms so wheelchair
passengers and those unable to climb steps can board trains (KJP).

The Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority (GCRTA) needed $16 million from the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) to rebuild eight of its stations in Shaker Heights along the light-rail Blue Line. Not only did GCRTA get the full $16 million, it got the money it needed on the first try. That’s a big win considering the FTA received nearly $1.1 billion in requests nationwide for the $343 million in stations funding available this year.


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