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Budget cuts threaten Chicago flyover bridge at chokepoint

Budget cuts threaten key Chicago flyover bridge at chokepoint
The battle over budget cuts is threatening infrastructure improvements to relieve a freight- and passenger-rail bottleneck in Chicago. A year ago, the Federal Railroad Administration earmarked $133 million to build a flyover rail bridge that would help untie a rail traffic knot, but the current House budget doesn't fund the project. "We shouldn't abandon our commitments to creating jobs and economic development in the midst of this recession," said Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill. Chicago Tribune (2/24 From AAR Smartbrief at www.aar.org

 

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