Federal railroad officials got an earful Wednesday from the mayors of several Chicago area towns that have been affected by a growing number of increasingly long trains hauling crude oil and other volatile materials.
Amtrak has filed an official complaint against Canadian National railway for regular delays on the route from Chicago to New Orleans.
The Chicago economy is getting a bit of good news Monday morning, as the huge Englewood Flyover railroad project stands to bring hundreds of jobs.
Relief may be around the bend for thousands of Metra’s Rock Island line commuters accustomed to big delays caused by the railroad traffic bottleneck on Chicago’s South Side.
The Canadian National Railway has now reached deals with 26 of 33 suburban communities that have been impacted by its acquisition of tracks formerly belonging to the EJ&E Railway.