Proposed Midwest rail line meets with opposition

Proposed Midwest rail line meets with opposition

Rail line would bypass Chicago but would cut 200 ft.-wide right-of-way across thousands of farmland acres.

The Chicago, Ill., rail terminal is the largest and most complex in the U.S., and not just for carload traffic. In terms of sheer volume, Chicago's terminal would qualify as the third-largest container port in the world. However, congestion is a major problem, and a proposed rail line by Great Lakes Basin Transportation Inc. (GLBT) is seeking to alleviate that issue.

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