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Chicago Region Environmental and Transportation Efficiency Program (CREATE)

Located in the nation’s busiest rail gateway, the CREATE project is designed to improve the efficiency and reliability of freight rail service through Chicago, Ill. while reducing local traffic and passenger rail delays. A partnership between Illinois, Chicago, Metra, Amtrak, U.S. DOT, and six railroads, CREATE includes construction of 31 new overpasses or underpasses; enhanced grade crossing safety; and extensive upgrades to tracks, switches and signal systems.