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Metra Selects Ardmore Roderick to Provide Engineering Design as Part of 75th Street CIP

The CREATE partners are pleased to announce that Metra has selected Ardmore Roderick Group (Ardmore Roderick) to provide engineering design services for the raising of two bridge spans for the Rock Island Line near 79th Street. This is a necessary step for the CREATE Program’s 75th Street Corridor Improvement Project (75th St. CIP). Ardmore Roderick will provide structural engineering and design for the modification and raising of the two spans of Bridge 87 beginning Summer 2020. Read the full announcement here (PDF).

Fall Into The County: Vendor Resource and Information Expo

This event provided opportunities to network with Cook County and its sister agencies. The event also included the following workshops: Procurement 101, Advanced Look into 2020 Buying Plan – Capital Planning, Transportation and Highways, M/WBE Certification/Compliance, Growing Your Business – Access to Capital, Working with DHSEM and the Use of Federal Grant Funds and Cook County Dept. of Public Health – Good Food Policy Panel Discussion.

Metra On Track to Success Vendor Fair

Metra, a CREATE Program partner, held a vendor fair on September 4, 2019. This event provided small businesses access to prime contractors and an opportunity to attend free educational workshops. Metra recognized and honored prime contractors, subcontractors, assisting agencies and staff members that have provided exceptional service and promote diversity and inclusion.

CREATE Get On Board

The “Get On Board” business-to-business networking event on January 24 offered an opportunity for certified DBEs and small businesses to engage with public agencies, freight and passenger railroads and prime contractors, to learn about bid or professional services opportunities related to the CREATE Program.

Review the “CREATE Projects for Bid” workshop presentation (PDF).