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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 05-15-2012, 04:41 PM Thread Starter
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NATO Summit Transport Disruptions

Transportation: Significant disruptions on Metra rail during NATO Summit May 19-21 in Chicago, Ill., US. Expect heightened security and transportation delays.
This alert affects Illinois - Chicago
This alert began 14 May 2012 18:24 GMT and is scheduled to expire 22 May 2012 03:00 GMT.
In order to enhance security surrounding the May 20-21 NATO summit, authorities in Chicago plan comprehensive changes to both public and private transportation.

Road closures
Parking restrictions began May 13. The following road closures and restrictions to pedestrian traffic are slated to begin 0001 May 19; officials assured commuters that all restrictions will be lifted in time for the evening commute May 21.
Lake Shore Drive between E. Balbo Avenue and E. 39th Street
Interstate 55 between I-90/94 to Lake Shore Drive
S. Columbus Drive at E. Balbo Avenue
E. Roosevelt Road between S. Michigan Avenue and Lake Shore Drive
S. Indiana Avenue between E. 21st Street and E. 25th Street
S. Calumet Avenue between E. Cullerton Street and E. Cermak Road
S. Prairie Avenue between E. 21st Street and E. 25th Street
E. 21st Street between S. Indiana Avenue and S. Calumet Avenue
E. Cermak Road between S. Michigan Avenue and Martin Luther King Drive
E. 24th Place westbound between Martin Luther King Drive and S. State Street
E. 25th Street eastbound between S. State Street and Martin Luther King Drive
S. Wabash Avenue between E. 24th Place and E. 25th Street
Martin Luther King Drive between E. 26th Street and E. Cermak Road
Moe Drive between E. 31st Street and Mines Drive
E. 31st Street between S. Cottage Grove and Fort Dearborn Drive
Fort Dearborn Drive between E. 31st Street and Lakeside Center
There will be intermittent traffic delays and temporary closures on interstates and throughout the downtown area to allow motorcades to travel to and from McCormick Place and other event sites. The major roadways affected by these intermittent closures include:
I-90 East & West (Kennedy Expressway) between O'Hare International Airport and downtown
Ohio Street from I-90/94 to Fairbanks Court/Columbus Drive
Ontario Street from Fairbanks Court/Columbus Drive to I-90/94
I-90/94 East and West between downtown and I-55
Roosevelt Road, 18th Street, and Canalport Avenue access from I-94 West (Dan Ryan Expressway outbound)
Additional road and parking lot closures can be found on the official Secret Service notice: http://www.chicagonato.org/secret-se...release-15.php

Public Transportation

Metra
Metra is planning significant service disruptions throughout its network. Regular service will continue on 10 of the system's 11 lines, but expect considerable disruptions to operations on the Electric Line.

Riders on all Metra lines may be subject to screening and baggage checks - with more extensive screening on the Electric Line; authorities are warning riders to allow at least an additional 15 minutes for screening before boarding trains. The following conditions will apply to riders on all Metra lines May 19-21:
Riders may be subject to search and/or screening before boarding or while en route.
Riders may carry only one bag not exceeding 38 cm (15 inches) square and 10 cm (4 inches) deep. Boxes, parcels, luggage, backpacks and bicycles will not be allowed on trains. Banned items cannot be stored at Metra stations. They must be removed or they will be disposed of.
Riders may not carry any food on the trains. Airport-style restrictions will be in place for liquids: liquids and personal effects (such as makeup) must be less than three ounces in size. This includes coffee and other beverages. Breast milk can be carried but is subject to inspection and should be declared during any screening.
Riders may not carry any type of tools, pipes, stakes, wood, or weapons, including pocket knives and pepper spray, on the trains.
Electric Line outbound services are largely unaffected, but inbound trains will not stop at the following stations May 21:

111th Street (Pullman), 107th Street, 103rd Street (Rosemoor), 95th Street (Chicago State University), 91st Street (Chesterfield), 87th Street (Woodruff), 83rd Street (Avalon Park), 79th Street (Chatham), 75th Street (Grand Crossing), 63rd Street, 87th Street, Cheltenham (79th Street), Windsor Park, and Bryn Mawr. The 47th Street (Kenwood), 27th Street, McCormick Place, 18th Street and Museum Campus/11th Street stations will be closed for the duration of the summit. Trains will not operate in either direction on the Blue Island branch, nor will inbound trains scheduled to arrive at Millennium between 1257 and 1846 on May 21. McCormick Place station will be closed entirely May 20-21.

Chicago Transit Authority (CTA)
Services on the L will be largely unaffected; CTA officials announced plans to expand service and add additional services on the L to accommodate additional passengers from affected bus and Metra routes.

CTA bus services being affected May 18-21 include routes 1, 3, 4, 6, 10, 12, 14, 18, 21, 22, 29, 35, 36, 55, 60, 62, 124, 145, 146, 147, 151, and 157. Anticipate delays on buses running on altered routes.

Amtrak
Amtrak reports no changes to their services to and from Chicago, despite the fact that their trains run directly underneath the summit venue at McCormick Place. Amtrak will employ bomb-sniffing dogs at the Homewood and Union stations May 19-21.

Advice
Consider telecommuting options as necessary, especially on May 21. Motorists should consider alternate routes to avoid road closures and heightened security zones when possible. If possible, eschew traditional business attire for more casual attire, so as not to attract attention from protesters. Steer clear of large groups of demonstrators. Follow the advice of authorities. Carry as few personal belongings as possible. Carry proper identification at all times.

For additional information, see iJET's alert, NATO Summit May 20-21.

Resources
Metra: www.metrarail.com
CTA: www.transitchicago.com/nato
Amtrak: www.amtrak.com

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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 05-15-2012, 05:08 PM
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Thanks Justin, great info.

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I don't really get all this - After what happened in Seattle, why would ANY City want this taking place within their limits? - Yes, revenue, I get that but with all you need to spend to amp up Security and such, is it even really worth it?

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I don't really get all this - After what happened in Seattle, why would ANY City want this taking place within their limits? - Yes, revenue, I get that but with all you need to spend to amp up Security and such, is it even really worth it?
Seriously, all these cats should just hop on gotomeeting. Done and done.

"includes 10 used-car dealers or auto repair shops, 11 liquor stores and bars--two of which advertise lingerie fashion shows and a third billed as a "gentlemen's club"--three cut-rate motels and one trailer park. The squat, brick municipal building is next to a currency exchange and a few steps from an adult video store. The bars open at 10 a.m. and close at 6:30 a.m."

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Seriously, all these cats should just hop on gotomeeting. Done and done.
Or just go to Burning Man where there is nothing to fuck up

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A great link to reference for NATO road closures.

http://www.chicagonato.org/secret-se...release-15.php

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Or just go to Burning Man where there is nothing to fuck up
Yeah a place where nothing happens, like tryleg's bedroom. That would be a great place to hold the summit, we all know their ain't shit going on there.

"includes 10 used-car dealers or auto repair shops, 11 liquor stores and bars--two of which advertise lingerie fashion shows and a third billed as a "gentlemen's club"--three cut-rate motels and one trailer park. The squat, brick municipal building is next to a currency exchange and a few steps from an adult video store. The bars open at 10 a.m. and close at 6:30 a.m."

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Yeah a place where nothing happens, like tryleg's bedroom. That would be a great place to hold the smmit, we all know their ain't shit going on there.
Thats not what his crusty towel under his mattress next to "Fatty Fat Fats Monthly" says........

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I would think staying the hell out of chicago is the best option

go time traveler style and go back in time, fuck his grandma, then shoot forward in time and then fuck his mom. Then return back to present state and call him a the product of two incest whores and hes your son and show video of you plowing the both members of his family. .
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