by Clifton Linton, Editor, Energy Transport Insider
The Great Lakes Basin Rail Line submitted requested documents last week to the Surface Transportation Board (STB) detailing the reason it chose a new, shorter route for a proposed Chicago rail by-pass.
Originally proposed at 281 miles, Great Lakes said it has revised its proposed right of way – which resulted in a 20-mile shorter line. The line would originate in Wisconsin, pass through Illinois west of Chicago and terminate in Northwest Indiana.
The project would allow unit trains to avoid congestion. Track speeds are estimated at 70 miles per hour. Completion ...