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Chicago - Milwaukee Amtrak Hiawatha Service Environmental Assessment

The Chicago-Milwaukee Intercity Passenger Rail Corridor Draft Environmental Assessment

At its November 7, 2016 meeting, the Lake Forest City Council passed a Resolution requesting a 60-day extension to the public review period.  
The draft document requires further environmental documentation for FRA and is currently subject to public comment through November 15, 2016. A Final Environmental Assessment will be forthcoming following the public comment period. Wisconsin DOT and Illinois DOT, in partnership with Amtrak, are proposing to increase passenger rail service between Chicago, Illinois and Milwaukee, Wisconsin on the existing Hiawatha Service and construction infrastructure improvements to support the increase in frequencies. The Federal Railroad Administration is the lead federal agency for the project.

Related Documents

City of Lake Forest Resolution (passed “in substantial form” on November 7, 2016)

Letter of Recommendation provided by Hanson Professional Services, Inc.

Draft Environmental Assessment for the Chicago-Milwaukee Intercity Passenger Rail Project


Illinois Department of Transportation
Elliot A. Ramos, PE
Passenger Rail Engineer

Wisconsin Department of Transportation
Arun Rao
Passenger Rail Implementation Manager

Federal Railroad Administration
Andrea Martin
Environmental Protection Specialist

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