$3M Grant Could Help Speed Up Metra Ride Times
Suburban Life Media
A $3 million grant may soon help clear the way for faster Metra travel times on the BNSF and Heritage Corridor lines.
The Illinois Department of Transportation will use thefederal grant funds to develop a comprehensive plan geared at easing congestion and improving efficiency for riders on the southwest and south sides of Chicago and the suburbs, according to a news release from U.S. Rep. Dan Lipinski, D-Ill.
Reducing delays is expected to promote economic growth in the regions served by the train lines, Lipinski said.
The Heritage Corridor runs through Lemont, while the BNSF hits towns such as Downers Grove, Hinsdale and La Grange.
The plan coincides with ongoing rehabilitation efforts at Chicago Union Station for Amtrak and Metra riders.
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