Lipinski Helps Dedicate 80th Avenue Station in Tinley Park11/26/2012
U.S. Rep. Dan Lipinski (IL-3) today joined Tinley Park Mayor Ed Zabrocki, Metra Chairman Brad O'Halloran and other state and local leaders at a dedication ceremony for the village's new 80th Avenue Station on Metra's Rock Island District Line. The $11.5 million project included $6.9 million in federal funds to rebuild a stop that accommodates more than 2,500 passengers each day, the most on the Rock Island District Line and the fourth-highest total on the entire Metra system. With the addition of a pedestrian underpass and other safety improvements, the Federal Railroad Administration recently approved quiet zones at six Rock Island District Line grade crossings through Tinley Park.
"The new 80th Avenue Station is a wonderful addition to the community. I'm sure riders appreciate the modern amenities that will make public transportation a more attractive option for their daily commutes," Lipinski said. "I want to congratulate Mayor Zabrocki and Chairman O'Halloran for building a station that everyone in Tinley Park and the entire Metra organization can be proud of."