Glenview, Ill., fight against additional Amtrak service continues with $160,000 for study

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A northbound Amtrak Hiawatha passes through the Glen of North Glenview station on June 18, 2018. The village of Glenview is fighting efforts to build a siding that would allow additional Hiawathas.
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GLENVIEW, Ill. — Adding to the cost of its ongoing battle against a new passing siding in the community, the Village of Glenview has authorized a $160,000 study of rail line capacity, the Chicago Tribune reports.

The two-mile-long siding is planned to allow expansion of Amtrak Hiawatha service from seven to 10 round trips daily.  Glenview has been fighting the plan, citing concerns over noise, health, and environmental impacts.

The study, which will take six months, will attempt to show ways to keep trains moving without building the siding.

The $160,000 will come from $400,000 budgeted by the community to fight the rail project. With previous expenditures for public relations, legal, and lobbying firms, all but $18,000 of that budget has now been spent, according to the Tribune.

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