TITLE

Speed up efforts to untangle rail, road congestion

AUTHOR(S)
Krebs, Robert D.
PUB. DATE
March 2005
SOURCE
Crain's Chicago Business;3/21/2005, Vol. 28 Issue 12, p20
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
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.
ACCESSION #
16578351

 

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