October 01, 2018

Duckworth Helps Break Ground at the CREATE Program’s 75th Street Corridor Project with Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao

Senator worked to secure $132 million federal grant that helped kick-start this project


[CHICAGO, IL] – Today, U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) joined U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao and a number of Illinois and Chicagoland elected officials at the groundbreaking of the CREATE Program’s 75th Street Corridor Improvement Project. Made possible in part thanks to the $132 million federal investment that Duckworth helped secure in June, this project of regional and national significance aims to eliminate freight congestion and reduce wait times at one of the worst bottlenecks in Chicago. Photos of the Senator at today’s groundbreaking are available here.

“For too long, congestion and delays have defined transportation and commerce in the Chicagoland area,” Duckworth said. “Illinoisans deserve a safe, efficient and reliable rail system, and today we’re a step closer to that reality. This project will help relieve the chokehold along the 75th Street Corridor and at similar bottlenecks throughout the region—creating jobs and making our roads safer in the process. I want to thank the Department of Transportation along with the elected officials and industry partners who worked hard to make this groundbreaking possible.”


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