Chicago is accepting requests for information and interest through July 26 for development of a rapid passenger-rail system connecting downtown with O’Hare International Airport.

The city Department of Aviation and an O’Hare express blue ribbon committee launched the RFI&I earlier this month. The city is seeking a public-private partnership to help develop the line. “This service will alleviate traffic congestion on the region’s roadways and is intended to be independent of, but supplemental to, other mass transit system connections,” a city press release says.

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