Illinois Department of Transportation, Erica Borggren, Acting Secretary
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 1, 2012

Contact:
Josh Kauffman 217.558.0517
Mike Claffey 312.814.3957

SPRINGFIELD– The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) is continuing preliminary engineering and environmental studies for the Corridor Expansion Program of Intercity Passenger Rail service from Chicago to the Quad Cities. The Chicago to Quad Cities Passenger Rail service is proposed to include two round trips per day (four passenger trains each day) from Chicago to the Quad Cities (Moline) and serving other intermediate locations including LaGrange, Naperville, Plano, Mendota, Princeton and Geneseo. New stations are proposed for Moline and Geneseo.

IDOT has scheduled three public meetings to present the study schedule, process and stakeholder involvement opportunities. The purpose of these meetings is to seek focused and direct input from stakeholders on the project. These meetings will be conducted in an open house format. Interested persons can attend anytime from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the locations below. A presentation will be given at 4:30 p.m. and repeated at 6 p.m. at each meeting. Attendees will have the opportunity to review exhibits and meet with IDOT and study team representatives individually.
 

Thurs. Nov. 8, 2012
4 p.m. – 7 p.m.
i-Wireless Center
Conference Room F
1201 River Drive
Moline, IL 61265

Tues. Nov. 13, 2012
4 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Geneseo Public Library
805 N. Chicago St.
Geneseo, IL 61254

Wed. Nov. 14, 2012
4 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Civic Center
 Mission Room
1901 Tom Merwin Drive
Mendota, IL 61342

*These meetings are accessible to individuals with disabilities. Anyone needing specific assistance should contact Lily Escarpita of Images, Inc. at (630) 510-3944. Persons planning to attend who will need a sign language interpreter or other similar accommodations should notify the TTY/TTD number (800) 526-0844/or 711; TTY users (Spanish) (800) 501-0864/ or 711; and for Telebraille dial (877) 526-6670 at least five days prior to the meeting.
 

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