Upgrades to Chicago’s rail connection
The US transport department has awarded just over USD 132 million to fund the 75th Street corridor improvements and Argo connections components of the Chicago region environmental and transportation efficiency project (Create).
The project will enhance the region’s economic vitality by improving several high-priority bottlenecks impacting Chicago's rail network, which moves more than two million railcars a year. The project also will improve safety and access for the local communities, according to the government.
The Create programme is a public-private partnership involving the City of Chicago, the State of Illinois, the US transport department, and the freight, passenger, and commuter railroads serving the Chicago region. (ben)