Having a train available in Marengo would be a great advantage to the community in attracting new businesses and homeowners.
Metra Milwaukee District West Line Extension to Huntley, Union, and Marengo District 6
Please rate this project above by clicking on the stars (5 stars - strongly approve, 1 star - strongly disapprove) Metra service would be extended to Huntley, Union, and Marengo from the Elgin Big Timber station. Initial service would be limited to weekdays. Serice would include four inbound morning peak and four outbound evening peak trains with one inbound and one outbound trains off-pead. This is similar to the how the new North Central Service Line to Antioch was started in 1996.
Initial capital cost estimate: $133,085,855
Annual operational cost estimate: $2,685,980
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This project has been a long time coming and should take top priority.
This only makes sense if Marengo changes their ridiculous future plans for a station 2 miles to the west of town. A centrally located station in downtown would be a huge benefit to downtown Marengo, not more unsustainable sprawl!
Please vote for this as Huntley would greatly benefit from this service. VOTE, PEOPLE!
This would be the first step in getting trains out to Belvidere again. This would als server the new sprawl that we know as Marengo. Go west, young man....go west!!!!