U.S. Department of Transportation and Illinois Officials Break Ground on Chicago High-Speed Rail Project
Project Will Reduce Delays and Create Nearly 1,500 Jobs
CHICAGO – U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood today helped break ground on the “Englewood Flyover” project, a critical component to the Chicago hub of the Midwest high-speed rail network. The construction project will build a bridge to separate traffic along two railroads, allowing 130 trains per day to move more quickly through one of the worst bottlenecks in North America. The investment will improve on-time performance of passenger trains, reduce freight congestion and create nearly 1,500 jobs.