Keeping the GO in Chicago
The CREATE Program is improving the way passengers and goods move over rail. We’re modernizing the Chicago region's rail network to add capacity, reduce travel times and improve safety.
Efficiency: Unraveling Freight Bottlenecks
Each year, nearly half of the nation’s intermodal trains pass through the Chicago region. The CREATE Program is modernizing our rail network so we can better handle today’s traffic and accommodate expected growth in demand for freight.
Safety: Protecting People and Products
Safety is a top priority for railroads. The CREATE Program is bringing new technology and modern railway infrastructure to help protect people and products.
People: Supporting Community Growth
Improving rail and road transportation helps people and businesses throughout the Chicago region receive the goods and services they need while providing community benefits that will last beyond the CREATE Program. The CREATE Program strives to build equity within neighborhoods across the Chicagoland region by engaging the local workforce and providing environmental benefits as well as supporting local schools and community improvements within the 75th Street Corridor Improvement Project.
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Chicago Region Environmental and Transportation Efficiency (CREATE) Program is a first-of-its-kind partnership between the U.S. DOT, State of Illinois, Cook County, City of Chicago, Metra, Amtrak and the nation’s freight railroads. A project of national significance, CREATE will invest billions in critically needed improvements to increase the efficiency of the region’s passenger and freight rail infrastructure and enhance the quality of life for Chicago-area residents.
across the Chicago region
of national and regional significance
generated in economic benefits
estimated job years created
Reduced delay to passenger and freight trains
Reduced Shipping costs may be passed on to customers