“With nearly 1,300 trains passing through Chicagoland each day, railroads are an economic powerhouse for our region. Innovation and massive private spending in the rail sector supports efficient and safe operations that in turn enable local industry and catalyze development.”

Marcus C. Evans, Jr. is the State Representative of the 33rd District of Illinois. He is the Chairman of the Committee on Labor & Commerce, and a member of the committee on Transportation: Regulations, Roads and Bridges (previous chair). He is a strong advocate for transportation growth and improvement. Outside of public service, Marcus is a licensed real estate appraiser and enjoys the avocation of officiating as an Illinois High School Association licensed basketball official.

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