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145 stations will be accessible to people with disabilities by the year 2036.

LCM has worked with the CTA since 2000 to make its rail transit system more accessible to people with disabilities.

Location
Chicago, Illinois
Scope of Services
Plan & Construction Reviews
Surveys & Reports
Technical Design Manual
Universal Design Consulting

LCM addressed the accessibility of CTA stations undergoing major alterations on the Blue, Brown, Green, Pink, Red-Blue, and Red Lines. We reviewed construction plans for accessibility compliance, conducted field surveys, and provided reports with compliance deficiencies and remediation recommendations. We also addressed noncompliant products/materials, consulted on the CTA graphics package, and developed technical reference materials for CTA design staff.

Currently, LCM provides accessibility and universal design consulting for the ongoing All Stations Accessibility Program. We are assessing elevator installations for accessibility compliance, among other tasks. Also, we provide recommendations for universal design features, such as enhanced wayfinding elements. The comprehensive 20 year ASAP plan was initiated in 2016 to make the entire rail system accessible to people with disabilities.

“Renovation of the CTA’s Brown Line stations was at that time the largest capital program in the transit system’s history. LCM’s detailed understanding of the ADA alteration requirements was a key factor contributing to the successful planning and implementation of this major undertaking.”
– Former Vice President, Construction, Engineering & Facilities, Chicago Transit Authority
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