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On June 10, 2013, CREATE participated in a U.S. House Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials Roundtable in Chicago. Subcommittee chair Jeff Denham (D-CA) was joined by fellow subcommittee members Dan Lipinski (D-IL), Rodney Davis (R-IL), and Cheri Bustos (D-IL), as well as Bobby Rush (D-IL). Providing testimony on behalf of CREATE were: Metra Board Chairman Brad O’Halloran, Illinois Chamber of Commerce President & CEO Doug Whitley, United Transportation Union State Legislative Director Bob Guy, Chicago DOT CREATE Director Jeff Sriver, and Association of American Railroads CREATE Program Manager Bill Thompson.
CREATE Tours Project B2 (Proviso Yard Third Mainline) with Civic and Legislative leaders on June 25, 2012
Pump station placing CLSM
RW 103, drilling shafts for permanent ground anchors, looking east
NSB pier, looking east
CSS Truss, looking south
Alsip Mayor Patrick Kitching cuts the ribbon on CREATE Project B12, which installed a new CSX third main line track and upgraded signals in Alsip and Blue Island, Illinois (November 7, 2011).
Groundbreaking for Bridgeview Grade Crossing at 71st Street (GS14) was held June 20, 2011. Pictured are:
Mayor David Brady, Bedford Park; Mark Hinsdale, CSX; Jim Root, Indiana Harbor Belt; U.S. Representative Daniel Lipinski (D-IL); Illinois Representative Michael Madigan (D-22); Mayor Steven Landek, Bridgeview
71st Street Grade Separation rendering.
Ashland Ave and CJ Mains (WA3)
Belmont Road Grade Crossing (GS7)
Melrose Connection (B3) in Melrose Park was completed in September 2009.