Springfeld http://wuis.org en Springfield Gets Money For Rail Underpass http://wuis.org/post/springfield-gets-money-rail-underpass <p>The federal government has awarded a $14.4 million grant for a railroad underpass in Springfield that will improve service along the emerging 110-mph Amtrak route between Chicago and St. Louis. &nbsp;<br>Four members of Congress from Illinois announced the award Friday. &nbsp;<br>The Carpenter Street underpass is part of work to consolidate rail traffic on a line east of downtown. &nbsp;<br>It will eliminate three street-level crossings, improving the safety of faster rail service through the state capital. It will also keep first responders from getting stuck at crossings. &nbsp; Fri, 30 Aug 2013 20:49:44 +0000 Associated Press 8147 at http://wuis.org Springfield Gets Money For Rail Underpass