Kate Hinds is an Associate Producer for WNYC News. She also reports for WNYC and Transportation Nation, a public radio reporting project that combines the work of multiple newsrooms to provide coverage of how we build, rebuild and get around the nation.
The Transportation System Chicago Never Got
Wednesday, September 12, 2012 - 03:01 PM
WBEZ has taken a deep dive into Chicago's transportation history and uncovered some items that were once on the city's wish list.
- in the 1950s, the city considered tearing down the Loop "L" because it was thought the "iron girdle" was retarding the expansion of the central business district
- a grade-level rail line (Ravenswood) was going to be lowered into an open "cut" in the ground
- the west leg of the Red Line -- which now terminates at 95th Street -- was supposed to go to 119th Street
Want to see more transit what-ifs? Check out New York's lost subways.