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CN's critical Chicago investments keep network fluid, help railroad handle rising demand
Claude Mongeau, president and chief executive officer of CN (TSX: CNR) (NYSE: CNI), said today CN's substantial investments in its U.S. Midwest operations, particularly the former Elgin, Joliet and Eastern Railway (EJ&E), are keeping its network fluid, helping the railroad accommodate...
Chicago airport train derails, injuring 32
A commuter train at Chicago O'Hare International Airport has derailed, injuring 32 people, officials say.The train came off the tracks, crossed a platform and travelled part way up an escalator at one of the busiest airports in the US.None of the reported injuries are serious.A spokesman...
Contract for 35 locos for new Chicago-St Louis causes protest
 Caterpillar protests Illinois' award of $1.3 billion high-speed train contract to rivalBy Paul Merrion February 07, 2014 High-performance passenger locomotives that Illinois plans to buy for its new Chicago-St. Louis high-speed rail line will not go 125 miles per hour as required...
Final Week For Schoolchildren To Enter Metra Safety Poster Contest
 from:http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2013/04/06/final-week-for-schoolchildren-to-enter-metra-safety-poster-contest/CHICAGO (CBS) – Schoolchildren throughout the Chicago area have until April 15 to get aboard for this year’s Metra Safety Poster contest. Any child in the kindergarten...
High(er)-speed rail zips through Illinois
 High(er)-speed rail zips through IllinoisBy Tyler Falk | November 26, 2012, 9:57 AM PST from: http://www.smartplanet.com/blog/bulletin/higher-speed-rail-zips-through-illinois/6576     Amtrak announced that along a 15-mile segment of the corridor, trains are now...
Union Pacific Railroad Officially Acquires Vital Rail Line in Oklahoma
Spring, Texas, October 08, 2012 – Union Pacific Railroad acquired complete ownership of a rail line in Oklahoma decades after state officials saved what continues to be a link of commerce through the Sooner State.The agreement was originally drafted 30 years ago when Chicago, Rock Island and...
UP to upgrade tracks on Chicago-St Louis route for Amtrak HSR service
 UP to upgrade tracks on Chicago-St. Louis route for Amtrak HSR serviceUnion Pacific is partnering with the Illinois Department of Transportation to enhance the Chicago-St. Louis corridor to accommodate future high-speed Amtrak service. Construction will start April 16, and work includes new...
Benefits of Chicago's CREATE extend to all North America and beyond
Benefits of Chicago's CREATE extend to all North America and beyondThe benefits of the Chicago Region Environmental and Transportation Efficiency Program will extend far beyond the Chicago area, according to CREATE. The program "has a ripple effect on the movement of goods throughout the...
Rail manufacturers, suppliers gather to discuss business opportunities
Rail manufacturers, suppliers gather to discuss business opportunitiesRail manufacturing and supply companies gathered in Chicago for a trade event that addressed the possibilities of expanding business through next-generation, U.S.-made trains. It's likely that there will be $800 million in...
Chicago considers new law on passengers crossing tracks
 http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20120115/news/701159903/ It’s safety versus personal liberty on revising rail crossing law) Metra commuter Richard Stephenson waits at the Palatine station for a Chicago-bound train. He backs a proposed...

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