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Research

The Accessibility and Development Impacts of New Transit Infrastructure:
The Circle Line in Chicago
Professor Christopher Zegras

Undertaken as part of the MIT/Transit Professional Development Program’s ongoing collaboration with the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA), this work developed and demonstrated a framework and methodology for quantifying the accessibility and development impacts of a transit infrastructure project, the proposed Circle Line, providing an example of how to improve the current Federal Transit Agency (FTA) evaluation methodology. Resulting thesis can be found here.