Speed up efforts to untangle rail, road congestion

Krebs, Robert D.
March 2005
Crain's Chicago Business;3/21/2005, Vol. 28 Issue 12, p20
The article informs that with increasing congestion in and around Chicago, freight trains now creep through our region at an average 9 mph. Meanwhile, the average motorist suffers a cumulative annual delay of 56 hours on area roads, up from 16 hours in the early 1980s. Those are the findings of a recent study by Chicago Metropolis 2020 that concludes, that the Chicago region's role as a national freight transportation center is threatened because the rapidly growing volume of freight is on a collision course with traffic congestion and inefficient infrastructure.


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