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In the News: New gates, signals, roadwork included in downsized Third Street rail corridor plan
(The State Journal-Register) New vehicle and pedestrian gates at nearly 20 crossings, traffic signals and roadwork are included in downsized plans for construction on the Third Street railroad corridor in Springfield. more >

Crossing technology a sign of faster trains to come
(The State Journal-Register) Safety regulators have begun warning motorists of faster trains along a high-speed rail corridor in Illinois months before Amtrak service at up to 110 mph is scheduled to begin. New crossing gates, signals that communicate with train crews, vehicle sensors... more >

Will County projects in the works for high-speed rail along Chicago-St. Louis line
(The Herald-News) The railroad crossing work that started recently in Braidwood is a reminder that high-speed rail is on its way. The Illinois Department of Transportation has said high-speed rail work from Chicago to St. Louis should be finished by the end of 2017 more >

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