Governor Quinn Announces Grant To Improve Energy Efficiency At Amtrak
(KPLR) – Illinois Governor Pat Quinn celebrated Earth Day by announcing the state awarded
Amtrak a $ 300,000 energy efficiency grant to assist the passenger rail agency
with upgrading its train yard in Chicago.
The grant, funded through the Illinois Energy Program, should reduce Amtrak`s natural gas consumption and save millions of dollars annually. The grant also helped Amtrak receive five and a half million dollars in federal funding.