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IDOT and Union Pacific announce high-speed rail information session in Springfield for general contractors and subcontractors

Event to provide details on high-speed rail opportunities for Chicago-to-St. Louis corridor

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[April 20, 2013]  SPRINGFIELD -- The Union Pacific Railroad, in conjunction with the Illinois Department of Transportation, will host an information session on Tuesday from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Springfield Hilton. The event will provide details about general contracting and subcontracting opportunities, scope of work, qualifications required, and schedule and timing for contractor bid submissions.

Union Pacific, in conjunction with IDOT, is upgrading about 215 miles of existing track from Chicago to St. Louis as part of the High-Speed Intercity Passenger Rail program.


Who: Illinois Department of Transportation and Union Pacific Railroad officials

What: Union Pacific and IDOT representatives will be available to answer questions and provide bid qualification information for high-speed rail contractor bid submissions. Union Pacific Railroad estimates that there will be $154 million for contract services from 2013 through 2017 to complete work between Joliet and Wood River.

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When: Tuesday, April 23, 2-4 p.m.

Where: Hilton Springfield, Prairie Room, 700 E. Adams St., Springfield

To RSVP: Contact Jay McAndrew at or 402-544-7267 by April 20 as limited space is available on a first-come basis.

[Text from Illinois Department of Transportation file received from the Illinois Office of Communication and Information]

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