Illinois giving $60 million for rail routes
| February 01, 2010 |
Illinois will put $60 million in state capital funds toward Amtrak passenger rail routes from Chicago to Dubuque, Iowa, and the Quad Cities, the state’s governor Pat Quinn said on Saturday, according to a report from The Associated Press.
The new service could result in up to 2,000 new jobs, including 650 construction jobs, according to the report.
Gov. Quinn announced that Illinois will spend $45 million on a route from Chicago to the Quad Cities. According to the governor’s office, that route could lead to 825 new jobs, including 440 construction jobs, the report said.
From our partners
Thanks to Eaton’s UltraShift® PLUS VCS Transmissions, Let It Snow…Let It Snow…Let It Snow “I had concerns before we even…
More From: Better Roads News
- The Impact of Fuel Use Trends on the Highway Trust Fund’s Present and Future – downloadable PDF
- NTEA releases ‘2013 Fleet Purchasing Outlook’
- ‘Gridlock’ – a video from ARTBA on fixing the Highway Trust Fund
- Monthly Motor Fuel Report shows -0.2 percent change
- Illinois Tollways investing $922 million...
- Report: Motor fuel tax change of -0.2% nationwide