Illinois Railway Museum to benefit from passage of Rep. Sosnowski bill

The Illinois House of Representatives passed legislation on Wednesday sponsored by State Rep. Joe Sosnowski (R-Rockford) to allow the Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) and the Service Boards (Metra, CTA, and Pace) to donate rolling stock, including locomotives and equipment, to museums in Illinois that are not-for-profit organizations. Sosnowski’s bill, HB 1742, would help the Illinois Railway Museum in Union be able to acquire donations of surplus property such as vintage trains more efficiently.

Click the PLAY button to watch the video of Rep. Sosnowski’s remarks introducing the bill before passage.