Rail congestion in Illinois to get some needed help

07/14/2009 | Wall Street Journal, The

Illinois will spend $322 million on a plan aimed at reducing congestion at a Chicago rail hub that has hundreds of intersecting lines and dozens of rail yards. The decision increases the likelihood that the state could receive federal funds for passenger rail service. The state funds will be pooled with $200 million from railroads and the federal government, officials said.

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