US Surface Transportation Board Is in “Flux” as IL Tollway Awaits Decision on ROW Dispute with Railroad

Daily Herald (scroll down to “One more thing” heading) reports the US Surface Transportation Board will be in “flux” until President Trump appoints two new members later this year. A pending item on STB’s agenda is the dispute between the Illinois Tollway and the Canadian Pacific Railroad over right-of-way the tollway needs to complete a road around O’Hare Airport. A Chicagoland congressman who serves on the House Transportation Committee tells the newspaper he “doesn’t like the tollway’s odds. ‘I hate to say this — I want the toll road to get done, it’s very important — but I’m afraid the STB’s statutory bias is in favor of freight rail.’”