Illinois: Continuing Amtrak Hiawatha fight, Glenview to pay for $160,000 train traffic analysis

By Alexandra Kukulka, Reporter, Chicago Tribune; July 10, 2018

The village of Glenview has hired a consulting firm to conduct a capacity analysis of passenger and freight rail lines as officials and residents continue their fight against the construction of a holding track as part of a proposed Amtrak Hiawatha line expansion.

The Illinois and Wisconsin departments of transportation and the Federal Railroad Administration have proposed increasing service on the Amtrak Hiawatha line, which runs from Chicago to Milwaukee and stops in Glenview, from seven to 10 daily round trips, according to the project’s draft environmental assessment.

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