September 4, 2013
Work on the Chicago-to-St. Louis route includes the installation of new premium rail with concrete ties and stone ballast; upgrades to bridges, culverts and drainage; signal and wayside equipment installations and upgrades; and roadway-rail grade crossing improvements.
January 5, 2012
Will support a project that will extend construction of the corridor north to Joliet, allowing for 110-mph service along nearly 70% of the route. Once construction is complete, travelers can expect reductions of more than an hour in trip time and improved on-time performance.
December 13, 2011
Illinois DOT received more than $177 million for a passenger rail project between Chicago and the Quad Cities. Georgia DOT was awarded $4.1 million to complete plans and an environmental study for a 250-mile passenger rail corridor between Atlanta and Charlotte, N.C., and the D.C. DOT received $2.9 million for potential bridge replacement.
June 24, 2011
The Illinois DOT will invest the funds in the Englewood Flyover, a grade separation project south of Chicago Union Station that eliminates one of the most delay-prone intersections in the entire Amtrak system. It separates Rock Island District Metra commuter trains from Amtrak passenger trains traveling on the Norfolk Southern corridor.
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