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    Default Re: Illinois High-Speed Rail

    Now I see why Illinois is attacking workers compensation and the pension plans!

    Pouncing on another pot of rejected high-speed rail money, Illinois has snagged an additional $186 million to help pay for track and other improvements on the planned St. Louis to Chicago fast-train corridor.
    St. Louis Beacon - St. Louis-Chicago corridor snags $186 million in high-speed rail funds


    As always...the working man suffers!!!!!

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    Default Re: Illinois High-Speed Rail

    Governor Quinn Announces Partnership with

    University of Illinois to Study 220-mph Rail Service




    CHICAGO - June 2, 2011. Governor Pat Quinn today announced a partnership between the University of Illinois, the Illinois Department of Transportation and a special advisory group to study the feasibility of 220-mph passenger rail service between Chicago, Urbana-Champaign and beyond. The study will complement the ongoing construction of a regional 110-mph network that will connect Chicago to 40 cities in the Midwest, while supporting Governor Quinn's vision to create jobs, enhance regional mobility and improve the environment by expanding passenger rail in Illinois.

    "Illinois is leading the nation with our work to expand high-speed and passenger rail," said Governor Quinn. "This study will provide greater insight into how we can make 220-mph rail service a reality. An expanded and improved rail network will boost our position in the global economy and create thousands of jobs."

    The study will explore the potential costs and benefits of establishing 220-mph service between O'Hare International Airport, downtown Chicago, McCormick Place, and Champaign-Urbana. It will also look at extending the corridor in the region to cities south of Champaign-Urbana, including St. Louis and Indianapolis. ....


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    Default Re: Illinois High-Speed Rail

    "High-speed rail has been one of the defining initiatives at the Department of Transportation since President Obama took office in 2009. His vision for safe, efficient, and convenient high-speed intercity train service is a vision shared by travelers all across the country. And from coast to coast, 2012 saw many exciting developments on the high-speed rail front."

    High-speed rail stays on track in 2012 - Welcome to the FastLane: The Official Blog of the U.S. Secretary of Transportation

 

 

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