New Peterson Metra Stop Gets $15M In State Budget But Wheels Not Moving Yet

Five years after a new Metra stop in Edgewater was announced, the state budget includes some "potentially very good news" for Far North Side commuters — $15 million for the long-awaited stop.

The project had been funded through the Build Illinois Bond Fund, but put on hold and de-funded during the budget impasse that began in 2015.

Now $15 million, "or so much thereof as may be necessary," is set to be allocated through the state's Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity for the creation of a grant that will go toward the station at Peterson Avenue, according to the budget. The section also says it will require approval from Gov. Bruce Rauner.

But a spokesman for Metra said wheels on the project are not yet in motion until more details can be learned regarding the reallocation of money.

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