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INFRA grant announced for the CREATE Program!

June 5, 2018 – It was announced today that the Chicago Region Environmental and Transportation Efficiency (CREATE) Program will receive $132 million in federal funding for the 75th Street Corridor Improvement Project (CIP). This investment from the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) will help separate several freight and passenger rail lines in the Englewood, Auburn Gresham and West Chatham neighborhoods that currently intersect and create significant delays, train idling and congestion. This project is an important step in updating the region’s rail infrastructure and will help increase reliability and efficiency nationally. Click here to read the grant application. A short video explains how the 75th St CIP will improve freight and passenger train movements in Chicago.

Click here to watch Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner and Ed Hamberger, AAR, receive the INFRA grant with Secretary Chao at US DOT on June 8, 2018.

The 75th St. CIP includes the following projects –

CREATE is a first-of-its-kind partnership between U.S. DOT, the State of Illinois, City of Chicago, Metra, Amtrak, and the nation's freight railroads. A project of national significance, CREATE will invest billions in critically needed improvements to increase the efficiency of the region's passenger and freight rail infrastructure and enhance the quality of life for Chicago-area residents.

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