- Associated Press - Sunday, October 12, 2014

CHICAGO (AP) - The Metra commuter rail service’s line between Chicago and Joliet is getting a new station.

Gov. Pat Quinn announced Saturday that the $21.5 million station will be built at 79th Street in Chicago’s Auburn Park-Gresham neighborhood. It will be on the Rock Island District Line.

Quinn says the station will allow more South Side residents to ride Metra and reduce road congestion. His office described the project as part of a push to create jobs and make public works improvements that will boost the economy.

Construction will start in early 2016.

Separately, the governor announced a $45 million project to build a warehouse, garage and dispatch center to consolidate operations of the Pace suburban bus service. They will be built at a site south of Chicago in Markham.

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