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Rail summit attracts rail pros from across the U.S.

The managing partner of Great Lakes Basin Transportation was in familiar surroundings [6/15/16] as he promoted his idea to build a freight railroad from the LaPorte area to southeast Wisconsin, circling Chicago to serve as a bypass around that congested city.

The 2016 Rail Summit brought professionals from across the country and throughout the supply chain to the Urban League Club of Chicago, where Patton was once president, for a day-long series of seminars on railroads, ports, waterways and long-haul trucking.

Patton and Great Lakes Basin President Jim Wilson argued during afternoon breakout sessions that the proposed railroad would provide valuable service to cargo haulers throughout the country…Please click here to read Andrew Steele’s story in the Times.

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