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IDOT seeks public input on new Illinois rail study

The Illinois Department of Transportation is inviting the public to comment and offer suggestions on a new study assessing the state’s rail system.

Illinois is the rail hub of North America, the only state in which all seven Class 1 railroads operate. Illinois boasts more than 10,000 miles of track and serves a robust passenger rail network, with Amtrak connecting 30 communities statewide and Metra operating 11 lines in the Chicago area.

The goal of the study is to seek input on current conditions, capacity concerns and safety challenges to help identify potential . . .

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