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  • State Gets $132 million Federal Grant to Reduce South Side Railroad Delays

    The project will take two years to finish, according to IDOT. When complete, it will cut 18,500 annual passenger hours of delay, according to CREATE, a public-private effort to increase the efficiency of the passenger and freight rail infrastructure in the nation's busiest railroad hub.

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  • A $132 Million Federal Grant to Address a Notorious Rail Snarl

    U.S. Rep. Dan Lipinski, D-Ill., in a phone interview said that despite fears by some officials here, "I'm glad to see the Trump administration based this decision on what was deserved."

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  • Bumped by Your Airline? Local Lawmakers Split on Remedy.

    Sometimes, even in Congress, a roll call splits lawmakers in weird ways without much apparent reason. That's certainly the case with a measure proposed by Rep. Dan Lipinski, D-Chicago,that would give airline passengers who are bumped or otherwise delayed more than three hours because of a mistake by their airline the right to rebook on another carrier with available seats. Sometimes, they'd even get a meal voucher and an overnight stay at a hotel, too.

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