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Michael Sutton, President
Infrastructure Engineering

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Business Opportunities Coordinator
(217) 558-3964

Illinois Department of Transportation
2300 S. Dirksen Parkway
Springfield, IL 62764

Other Opportunities

CREATE is a first-of-its-kind partnership between U.S. DOT, the State of Illinois, City of Chicago, Metra, Amtrak, and the nation's freight railroads.  A project of national significance, CREATE will need to invest $3.8 billion in critically needed improvements to increase the efficiency of freight, commuter and intercity passenger rail, reduce highway delay in the Chicago region, enhance the quality of life for Chicago-area residents, and mitigate the rail traffic snarls that thwart the economic vitality of the region and threaten our long-standing position as the transportation hub of the nation.  In addition to CREATE, Illinois is receiving more than $1.3 billion in federal capital monies, matched by a commitment of about $180 million in state funds, to build a high speed passenger rail network that will connect Chicago to St. Louis and intermediate cities.  The current project will reduce travel times by one hour, and planning is under way for additional improvements.

Please mark your calendars to come meet with industry leaders and government decision-makers to explore upcoming business contracting and procurement opportunities in the rail industry.

If you are a certified and experienced DBE/MBE/WBE, please make sure you visit for more information about the CREATE program and to sign up for the procurement email distribution list.

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