CLEVELAND- The RTA has kicked off a $6.4 million track upgrade as part of National Infrastructure Week.
The Greater Regional Transit Authority (RTA) invited members of the community and media to a groundbreaking ceremony Friday for the Red Line West Track Rehabilitation project, which extends from the West Park Station to the Airport Tunnel.
RTA says this is the final project of a multi-year, $38 million effort to repair and improve the west side Red Line.
The $6.4 million project is being funded by ODOT and ODOT's Transit Preservation Partnership Program.
The project will:
· Rehabilitate 3.6 miles of railroad track
· Replace 12,275 timber cross ties
· Improve track drainage
· Add signal system improvements
· Repair the platform at the Puritas Station