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Western Springs Celebrates Opening of Metra Platform Made Possible by Rep. Lipinski's $2.5 Million Earmark

Congressman Dan Lipinski (IL-3) released the following statement after joining with area leaders today for a ribbon cutting ceremony for the opening of Western Springs’ new train platform:

“I was very happy to earmark $2.5 million in federal funding for this important project in Western Springs.  As someone who understands the value to our community of a strong public transportation system, as well as a Metra rider myself, it is especially gratifying that we were able to get this done.  I want to thank Village President Alice Gallagher, former Village President Bill Rodeghier, Metra Director Steve Palmer, village trustees, and other area stakeholders for their work to make this project a reality.

“This much-needed project is part of an ongoing downtown revitalization effort designed to enhance the experience of commuters and others who come through downtown Western Springs through improvements in both safety and aesthetics.  As a resident of Western Springs, it’s great to see this project completed and I look forward to working with local leaders to continue improving Metra service and the community.”