Rejected Chicago bypass project failed to appeal

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A screenshot of a map of the proposed Great Lakes Basin Railroad that was intended to bypass Chicago congestion. The Surface Transportation Board rejected the parent company's application on Aug. 31 as incomplete.
Great Lakes Basin Transportation Co.
CHICAGO — A 261-mile freight railroad that Great Lakes Basin Transportation proposed to build between Indiana and Wisconsin has been shelved after the company missed a 60-day deadline to appeal the Surface Transportation Board’s rejection of its building application.

The STB said in its ruling that Great Lakes had failed to provide accurate financial information and was "so clearly deficient for purposes of constructing a 261-mile rail line that the board will not proceed with this application given the impacts on stakeholders and the demands upon board resources."

The STB issued the ruling on Aug. 31. The appeal would have required Great Lakes to provide information showing them to be fiscally capable of building the new line.

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