Press Releases

Press Releases

SECRETARY BUTTIGIEG FOCUSES ON CREATE IMPROVEMENTS DURING CHICAGO VISIT

July 16, 2021 – The Chicago Region Environmental and Transportation Efficiency (CREATE) Program partners thank U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) Secretary Pete Buttigieg for visiting the Chicago region to learn about how the CREATE Program is “Keeping the Go in Chicago” and throughout the North American supply chain. Click here to read the press release.

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CREATE PARTNERS ANNOUNCE $19.1 MILLION INFRA GRANT FOR ARCHER AVENUE GRADE SEPARATION

July 12, 2021 – The Chicago Region Environmental and Transportation Efficiency (CREATE) Program partners received a $19.1 million federal grant for construction of the Archer Avenue Grade Separation at the Belt Railway of Chicago (BRC) rail tracks. Click here to view the full press release.

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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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Archive

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)