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CHICAGO – In anticipation of the busiest travel week of the year, America’s Railroad® is prepared to accommodate the surge of holiday travelers with extra trains and additional capacity on several routes in the Midwest. more >

Groundbreaking tentatively set for Alton Multimodal Transportation Center Project
( ALTON - A groundbreaking for the new Alton Regional Multimodal Transportation Center project is tentatively set for 10 a.m. Monday, Sept. 21, at the Robert P. Wadlow Golf Course and after that, Alton Mayor Brant Walker says dirt will start being moved, 85 million tons of it. more >

Work start on first station along high-speed rail line
KANKAKEE, Ill. (AP) — Construction is about to begin on the first station of a planned high-speed rail line between Chicago and St. Louis. According to The Daily Journal in Kankakee ( ), officials will break ground Tuesday on the $3.26 million station in Dwight. more >

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