U.S., Illinois: Trouble on the tracks as Chicago Metra and Union Pacific duke it out

By Joe Cahill On Business, Crain’s Chicago Business; October 6, 2020

With so many conflicts roiling our city, state and country, it’s easy to overlook one.

But a dispute that’s getting less attention than it should has potentially serious implications for the local economy. Union Pacific railroad and public transit agency Metra are sniping at each other in a court fight centered on the crown jewel of the area’s transportation infrastructure—commuter rail service connecting suburbia with downtown Chicago.

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