State funds may help ease rail congestion in Chicago

After years of delays, a plan to ease rail congestion in Chicago might become reality. Illinois recently allocated $320 million to the project. It could also receive at least $300 million in federal stimulus funds as well as $500 million in federal money from a separate transportation reauthorization bill. Observers note that solving the congestion in Chicago could help the state in its bid for stimulus funds that will pay for a high-speed rail.

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