Building the Great Lakes Basin Railroad

Date / Time

April 29, 2015

12:00 pm - 1:30 pm


Plans to construct the Great Lakes Basin Railroad, a proposed privately funded rail network serving connecting to short lines around metropolitan Chicago, will be discussed at the presentation, hosted by the Urban Transportation Center.

The 275-mile railroad would operate between Janesville, Wisconsin, and Michigan City, Indiana, adding capacity to the Chicago Freight Rail Hub, the largest in the world.

Frank Patton, managing partner of the Great Lakes Basin Railroad, LLC, will lead the presentation.


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