Carbondale, Illinois finally gets grant to transform Amtrak station into downtown transit hub

By ISAAC SMITH, Reporter, The Southern; November 6, 2019 CARBONDALE — After years in the making, it was announced Wednesday…

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Illinois: Illini and Saluki Amtrak routes among worst-performing in U.S., report says

By MARY WISNIEWSKI Chicago Tribune, Journal Gazette and Times-Courier; October 17, 2019 CHICAGO — Amtrak’s Illini and Saluki trains have…

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Illinois: Locomotive and five cars of Amtrak train all derail after striking truck, killing driver in University Park

By Sun-Times Wire, Chicago Sun-Times; July 29, 2019 An Amtrak train derailed Sunday after it struck a truck, killing its…

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Rebuild Illinois bill passes; state transit projects to see funding infusion

By Mischa Wanek-Libman, Mass Transit Magazine; June 3, 2019 Illinois legislators concluded their spring session on Sunday, June 1, by…

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Amtrak raps freight railroad for delays

By Claire Bushey, Crain’s Chicago Business; March 28, 2018 Interference from Canadian National railroad delayed 84 percent of Amtrak passengers…

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Illinois: Carbondale leaders reapply for grant to fund downtown multimodal facility

By K. Janis Esch, The Southern Illinoisan; October 4, 2017 CARBONDALE — In an effort to fund its stalled multimodal…

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