Freight Rail Crossing Improvements Aim To Fix Excessive School And Business Tardiness

RAIL CONGESTION
Barrington High School track team members run across the tracks of the Elgin Joliet & Eastern Railway on Lake Cook Road Tuesday, April 29, 2008, in Barrington, Ill. One of the worst intersections for freight delays in the Chicago area is at 138th Street and Indiana Avenue, at the border of the south suburbs of Dolton and Riverdale, IL M Spencer Green / AP Photo
RAIL CONGESTION
Barrington High School track team members run across the tracks of the Elgin Joliet & Eastern Railway on Lake Cook Road Tuesday, April 29, 2008, in Barrington, Ill. One of the worst intersections for freight delays in the Chicago area is at 138th Street and Indiana Avenue, at the border of the south suburbs of Dolton and Riverdale, IL M Spencer Green / AP Photo

Freight Rail Crossing Improvements Aim To Fix Excessive School And Business Tardiness

One freight train crossing in Chicago’s south suburbs causes such long delays that students finish their homework on the sidewalk before going home. 

Reset learns about a rail project that aims to cut those delays in half, and other transit news from transportation contributor Mary Wisniewski. 

GUEST: Mary Wisniewski, transportation reporter and columnist at the Chicago Tribune