Grid Shots: Transportation workers

Transportation workers, working. They work in all kinds of environments. Right now (er, this month) in Chicago, workers are designing, engineering, constructing, and planning for new train stations (a new station opened last month, Cermak is next), new bikeways, highways (Elgin-O’Hare Expressway will be getting a little closer to O’Hare), and putting new ‘L’ trains into service (those 5000-series cars that disappeared for a while are slowly coming back after repairing their defects).

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A CTA employee assists the 2008 tour of the Chicago ‘L’ during the American Association of Geographers conference.

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CDOT staff Mike Amsden and Scott Kubly at a public meeting in Hyde Park; I believe he’s explaining bike sharing. 

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A construction crew floats concrete at 600 W Englewood, as part of the viaduct road surface repair project. Photo by Anne Alt.

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Employees at Gallagher Asphalt apply green paint to Kinzie Street at Jefferson Street (in 2011). Photo by Brandon Souba.

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Workers on the tracks, on the Lake Street elevated. Photo by Clark Maxwell.

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