Duckworth, Durbin Announce $14 Million TIGER Grant for Metra’s Fox River Bridge Project

Improvement project will create jobs and increase safety, speed and reliability

Washington, DC--(ENEWSPF)--October 26, 2015.  U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) and U.S. Representative Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) today announced that the Department of Transportation has awarded $14 million in federal funding through the TIGER grant program to Metra to replace the existing rail bridge over the Fox River.  A new double track bridge is expected to eliminate the bottleneck between freight rail and Metra’s Milwaukee District – West Line while upgrading technology that will allow for Positive Train Control (PTC) compliance

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