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Title Study Takes Aim at Rail Gridlock in Chicago
Date Posted 10/8/2015
Description Amtrak President and CEO Joe Boardman released a findings report on September 30, 2015, to a group of academics and rail industry officials stating that more money alone will not solve the rail gridlock that is blocking the flow of freight and passenger trains through northern Illinois and Indiana. One proposal noted that rail dispatchers working for each of the six major freight railroads, as well as separate rail traffic dispatchers at Amtrak and Metra should be located in a unified control center to coordinate trains and improve on-time performance.

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