Date: 7/12/2018

In a recent news story, Chicago’s WGN9 reporter Mike Lowe highlights the $4.4 billion Chicago Region Environmental and Transportation Efficiency Program (CREATE) Program, a public-private partnership that funds 70 projects around Chicago to separate freight and commuter lines.

“Over a century, the rail lines became a tangled mess, with busy commuter trains competing with freight trains for rail track space throughout the city. It leads to massive traffic jams, bottlenecks and frustration for Chicago commuters and national rail companies alike,” Lowe says.

“Backed by public and private entities…[CREATE is designed to] speed things up, doing everything from removing tracks from street level by creating overpasses and underpasses, to separating freight and commuter trains.”