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CREATE Program to host virtual Get On Board business-to-business networking event April 26 – 29

Get On Board brings together public agencies and private railroads to discuss business opportunities with special emphasis on Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) participation April 20, 2021 – The Chicago Region Environmental and Transportation Efficiency (CREATE) Program will host Get On Board, a business-to-business networking event, to share information about upcoming contracting opportunities with interested vendors. The CREATE partners will discuss anticipated timelines for design, right-of-way and construction work packages for projects such as the 75th Street Corridor Improvement Project during the event’s opening session. The event is scheduled to kickoff at 10:00 am on Monday, April 26, 2021. Due to …

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2020

03-24-20 – CREATE Partners Announce $12.9 Million CRISI Grant for Pullman Junction opens in a new tab (PDF)

2019

10-15-19 – CREATE Partners Initiate Education Program in Conjunction with 75th Street Corridor Improvement Project opens in a new tab (PDF)

06-11-19 – CREATE Partners Receive $19 Million CRISI Grant for Dolton Junction Interlocking Project opens in a new tab (PDF)

04-26-19 – U.S. Congressman Dan Lipinski, IDOT Secretary Omer Osman, Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle, AAR President & CEO Ian Jefferies and other CREATE Program Partners Celebrate Groundbreaking for Argo Connections (B9) Project opens in a new tab (PDF)

2018

10-01-18 – CREATE Partners Mark 75th Street Rail Corridor Improvement Project opens in a new tab (PDF)

06-05-18 – Mayor Emanuel and CREATE Partners Announce $132 Million Grant to Improve Rail Congestion Across the Region opens in a new tab (PDF)

2017

10-18-17 – CREATE Project Breaks Ground in Franklin Park and Bensenville opens in a new tab (PDF)

10-06-17 – Intersection Improvements, Grade Separation Complete at Irving Park Road and York Road opens in a new tab (PDF)

2016

12-22-16 – CREATE Grade Separation Opens in Bellwood, Improving Safety, Travel Times and Quality of Life opens in a new tab (PDF)

02-18-16 – FRA Grant Award for CREATE Grade Crossing opens in a new tab (PDF)

2014

10-23-14 – Officials celebrate opening of Englewood flyover opens in a new tab (PDF)

2013

11-02-13 – Governor Quinn Opens $29.8 Million Bridgeview Railroad Underpass

10-02-13 – Englewood Flyover bridge to require Dan Ryan closures

09-19-13 – Blue Island Create Modernization Project Completed

2012

02-19-13 – Governor Quinn Launches $67 Million Grade Separation Project in Bensenville CREATE Rail Flyover Project Will Create 870 Jobs, Ease Traffic Delays and Speed Freight Travel

10-19-2012 – Belmont Road Grade Separation Completed opens in a new tab (PDF)

10-3-2012 – Governor Quinn Announces Construction of 1,000th Bridge Since Becoming Governor opens in a new tab (PDF)

10-3-2012 – TIGER-funded CREATE Project Completed opens in a new tab (PDF)

6-22-2012 – U.S. Transportation Secretary LaHood Announces Funding for 47 TIGER 2012 Projects as Overwhelming Demand for TIGER Dollars Continues

6-20-2012 – Durbin, Quinn Announce $10.4 Million TIGER Grant for Rail Improvements

2011

11-7-2011: $19.5 Million CREATE Project Completed opens in a new tab (PDF)

6-24-2011: DOT Provides $126 Million to Ease Train Congestion in Chicago Rail Corridor, Construction Slated for Late Summer 2011

1-31-2011: Final Feasibility Study Amendment 1 (Modified) – 2011

1-6-2011: CREATE Quick to Obligate TIGER Award opens in a new tab (PDF)

2010

9-29-2010: CREATE Signalization Project Begins Construction

8-4-10: U.S. Department of Transportation Gives Go-Ahead to Begin Construction on Projects as Part of the Chicago Metro Area’s “CREATE” Program

8-3-10: CREATE 75th Street Corridor Improvement Project Website Launched

2-22-10: 63rd and State Flyover Design Contract Awarded

2-17-10: CREATE Awarded $100 Million in Recovery Funds opens in a new tab (PDF)

2-16-10: CREATE 63rd and State (Englewood) Flyover Design Contract Awarded opens in a new tab (PDF)

1-30-10: Governor Quinn and U.S. Senator Durbin Announce Plans for High Speed Passenger Rail Investment opens in a new tab (PDF)

1-29-10: Mayor Daley Says Federal High Speed Funding Strengthens Chicago as Center of Rail Network opens in a new tab (PDF)

2009

10-5-09: $26 Million CREATE Project to Reduce Rail Congestion and Improve Air Quality in Two Illinois Communities opens in a new tab (PDF)

9-15-09: CREATE TIGER Grant Application Submitted opens in a new tab (PDF)

3-15-09: Summit B8 Project Complete opens in a new tab (PDF)

2008

3-23-08: CREATE Partners Announce Track Work Over Easter Weekend Will Speed Freight on SE Side opens in a new tab (PDF)

2006

9-18-06: Rep. Lipinski Joined by Federal, State, and Local Officials to Announce New Agreement on Funding of CREATE opens in a new tab (PDF)

2004

4-20-04: CREATE Partners Announce Award of $12.5 Million for Preliminary Engineering Contracts opens in a new tab (PDF)