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90_HR0077enr HR0077 Enrolled LRB9005435KBkb 1 HOUSE RESOLUTION 77 2 WHEREAS, METRA Commuter Rail has a purchase of service 3 agreement with the Union Pacific Railroad (UP) under which 4 METRA pays UP to operate commuter rail service from Chicago's 5 Northwestern Station at 500 W. Madison to Geneva, Illinois; 6 and 7 WHEREAS, This service currently stops at downtown Wheaton 8 and downtown Winfield; and 9 WHEREAS, The DuPage County Board moved its offices from 10 downtown Wheaton and from other locations to a large 11 consolidated complex of courts, administrative offices, and 12 several other significant buildings, all of which are next to 13 the DuPage County Fairgrounds; and 14 WHEREAS, This county complex, between the Winfield and 15 Wheaton commuter rail stops, has very heavy automobile use 16 which passes through residential neighborhoods; and 17 WHEREAS, The county fairgrounds periodically has a large 18 influx of visitors from Chicago and other locations; and 19 WHEREAS, Eight separate buildings at this location 20 include the Courthouse, the Convalescent Center, the Jail, 21 the States Attorney's Office, the Highway Department, the 22 Animal Control Center, the Coroner's Office, and the Power 23 Plant; and 24 WHEREAS, A ninth DuPage County office building at the 25 same site includes the following: the County Clerk, Recorder 26 of Deeds, County Treasurer, Building and Zoning office, Job 27 Training office, Psychological Services, Human Resources, 28 Credit Union, Supervisor of Assessments, Board of Appeals, 29 Solid Waste, and the Environmental office; and 30 WHEREAS, Chicago residents and professionals having HR0077 Enrolled -2- LRB9005435KBkb 1 offices in Chicago often need to transact business in these 2 DuPage County offices; and 3 WHEREAS, Three sets of UP tracks pass east and west along 4 the north boundary and in close proximity to the county 5 complex as well as next to the County Fairgrounds; and 6 WHEREAS, METRA staff studied the concept of creating a 7 station stop at this high traffic location; and 8 WHEREAS, No METRA stop has been constructed for this 9 location which generates so much auto traffic even though 10 tracks and potential passengers are both currently present; 11 and 12 WHEREAS, Such a stop would create a convenient form of 13 public transit for residents and workers in Chicago when they 14 need to travel to the DuPage Fairgrounds or the DuPage County 15 Complex; therefore, be it 16 RESOLVED, BY THE HOUSE Of REPRESENTATIVES OF THE 17 NINETIETH GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, that we 18 respectfully request the Chicago Area Transportation Study to 19 conduct a study as to the feasibility in creating a commuter 20 rail stop at the DuPage County Complex; and be it further 21 RESOLVED, That suitable copies of this resolution be 22 delivered to the Chair of METRA, the Chair of the Regional 23 Transit Authority, the Chair of the Chicago Transit 24 Authority, the Executive Director of the Chicago Area 25 Transportation Study, and the President of the Northeastern 26 Illinois Planning Commission.
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