Illinois Farm Bureau Request Additional Public Comment Period...

Letter to STB 9.23.16

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NEW Route maps-

Map of New  Route (9.20.16)

Satellite View of New route


1st set of proposed Maps- Click  Here

Winnebago-Boone Farm Bureau's Position:

The Winnebago-Boone Farm Bureau is opposed to the Great Lakes Basin Rail project at this time, but our organization will continue to evaluate the project and has the right to change our position if the economic interests and benefits outweigh the costs. April 15, 2016.



Additional Links and Documents


Summary of STB Process for new railroad construction projects

Summary of Environmental Review Process before the STB

STB Docket which has the filings submitted to the STB

Surface Transportation Board- EIS

Great Lakes Basin

Boone County, IL


Boone Co, IL Printable map book of proposed route (PDF)


Boone County Online mapping application of the proposed railroad route with additional Boone County information such as parcel boundaries, road names and municipal boundaries


Amtrak Study (released in 2015)


Kevin Rund, IFB Radio interview on Central ILLINOIS

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Winnebago-Boone

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STB ruled that GLBT’s application was incomplete and they ordered STB to submit supplemental information by June 22, 2017.

The deadlines imposed by the STB’s regulations for comments on the transportation merits of the application are tolled.  The STB will issue a subsequent order IF GLBT submits the information requested by June 22, 2017 and then the STB will address the requests for an extension of time.  Click here to read STB's Order.



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