Frequent train delays have more Chicagoans opting out of Amtrak's services

Frequent train delays have more Chicagoans opting out of Amtrak's services
Frequent train delays have more Chicagoans opting out of Amtrak's services

Frequent train delays have more Chicagoans opting out of Amtrak's services

On Monday, Amtrak President and CEO Joseph Boardman announced that he's creating a committee of transportation leaders to address the rail traffic congestion here in Chicago. The announcement came after Amtrak reported it’s seen a four percent decline in Illinois ridership due to delays. Routes like the one from Chicago to Cleveland experience frequent delays of four hours or more on a daily basis. The $3.2 billion program will develop solutions to end freight rail blockage and modernize the city’s railing system, in hopes to overall improve Amtrak's on-time performance. Amtrak spokesman Marc Magliari joins us to talk about the CREATE program. Photo: Flickr/Loco Steve