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Crossing technology a sign of faster trains to come
(The State Journal-Register) Safety regulators have begun warning motorists of faster trains along a high-speed rail corridor in Illinois months before Amtrak service at up to 110 mph is scheduled to begin. New crossing gates, signals that communicate with train crews, vehicle sensors... more >

Will County projects in the works for high-speed rail along Chicago-St. Louis line
(The Herald-News) The railroad crossing work that started recently in Braidwood is a reminder that high-speed rail is on its way. The Illinois Department of Transportation has said high-speed rail work from Chicago to St. Louis should be finished by the end of 2017 more >

Alton road to close for sewer work on Amtrak station's site
(Advantage News) The Illinois Department of Transportation announced Golf Road north of Homer Adams Parkway in Alton will be closed to traffic from July 5-7. This road closure is necessary to construct storm sewer improvements for the proposed Alton multimodal facility and train station. more >

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