River Forest Residents Reach Out To Proviso Suburbs While Protesting Rail Project

Wednesday, July 31, 2019 || By Nona Tepper/Wednesday Journal || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: Congressman Danny Davis will hold a town hall meeting on Aug. 27 to discuss resident concerns, particularly around what they say is an inadequate barrier off the access road. | Submitted photo

Last June, River Forest residents noticed workers cutting down 17 trees along the Union Pacific railroad tracks. Then they saw workers installing a gravel road up to the train line, where trucks started rolling up and down daily and trespassers began climbing and strolling along the rail bed.

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Fifth Avenue Rail Crossing Closed For Construction For 16 Weeks

Tuesday, April 16, 2019 || By Community Editor || @maywoodnews

The 5th Avenue rail crossing in Maywood was scheduled to close on April 15 in order for crews to install a “third rail line, new station platforms that configure with the new track, as well as perform utility and grading work,” Union Pacific officials announced in a recent statement.

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Pace Wraps Up ‘Pulse’ Route Study For Harlem Avenue

Monday, January 21, 2019 || By Bob Uphues/Riverside-Brookfield Landmark | @maywoodnews

Featured image: A conceptualization of a modernized bus stop that could be the result of Pace’s Pulse program. | Courtesy Pace

A high-tech, rapid transit bus route from Elmwood Park to Bridgeview along Harlem Avenue is one step closer to reality with the recent completion of Pace Suburban Bus and the Regional Transportation Authority’s Central Harlem Avenue Corridor Study.

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