Southern Gateway at 27th Street
Create a remote/tailgate lot over the existing trailer storage lot south of McCormick Place for Soldier Field events, using the existing 27th Street ME station or McCormick Busway to link remote lot to Soldier Field and Museum Campus, with a new pedestrian overpass to access the Lakefront Trail. Would also serve to stimulate the former Michael Reese Hospital site.
Metra Electric Rail Shuttle
High-frequency rail shuttle using existing ME infrastructure from Millennium Station to 67th Street with stops at Van Buren, 11th, 18th, McCormick Place, and 55th-56th-57th to better link Art Institute and Museum of Science and Industry to the Museum Campus. Similar to the Gray Line proposal.
New 18th Street Gateway/Transit Center
Use the existing 18th Street ME station area and the underutilized strip of land between the ME tracks and Lake Shore Drive to create a multimodal center to allow for sheltered bus waiting, drop-off areas, and a better, more cohesive pedestrian link between the South Loop and the Museum Campus.