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Governor Quinn Announces Grant To Improve Energy Efficiency At Amtrak

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(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.