The article introduces construction plan of freight line which avoids downtown area of Chicago.
Though US rail's passenger service has declined, it seems to be growing as freight service.
As well as the plan, I was surprised at the fact that the company which will build the line also plans to build toll road.
At a glance, road construction usually competes with rail construction. The company wants to do both ones.
Powers sought for privately-financed 420 km Chicago rail bypass