The first meeting of the PERES study trip to the United States was with Tom Bartkoski, Director of International Business Development of World Business Chicago.
The meeting took place at the premises of World Business Chicago, a non-profit public-private partnership serving as a bridge between the city’s public and private sectors. PERES team had an opportunity to get acquainted with the general business climate in Chicago, as well as the state of Illinois, and the resources that are available for business growth.
Subsequently, Mr. Bartkoski gave the PERES team a general overview of the railway sector in Illinois and overall railway transport network. The issues Chicago Transport Authority has with passenger capacity were especially stressed, as well as the investments in the public transport, and the new CRRC facility being constructed in Illinois.