December 15, 2014
Julius Parod
Last week, the House and Senate passed a $1.1 trillion spending bill to keep the government afloat until next September. When President Obama signs the bill, Amtrak funding will remain at FY14 levels, at only $1.39 billion - $1 billion less than the administration asked for
December 08, 2014
Julius Parod
Why do you want better trains? I’ve found if you ask two rail supporters, you rarely hear the same answer.
December 01, 2014
Julius Parod
In the past few years, we’ve seen Midwestern transportation agencies begin planning work for new and improved service across the region. This represents real progress, but if planners don’t take a forward-thinking approach we might not make the most of this opportunity.
November 24, 2014
Julius Parod
To ensure a more prosperous future for America, we need to spread the message of why investing in our infrastructure is so critical.
November 19, 2014
Dave Goldin

In the time machine of your imagination, rewind the human-made world around you back to October of 1964. It’s still 2014, but imagine that while the rest of the world has continued to move forward, technological progress in the U.S. came to a complete halt 50 years ago.

November 17, 2014
Julius Parod
Do you think of transportation reform as an economic development issue? We sure do.
November 10, 2014
Julius Parod

Midwesterners who want better public transit should pay attention to an unlikely role model.

November 05, 2014
Julius Parod
On November 4th, Phil Washington joined an excited group of over 50 rail supporters, transportation officials and business leaders to share his vision for the future of transportation in America.
November 03, 2014
Julius Parod


Last week Amtrak released its ridership numbers for the Midwest - and they landed with a thud. The rash of delays we see in the papers every week – and too often experience firsthand – caused a decline in ridership. 

October 27, 2014
Julius Parod

Last week Executive Director Rick Harnish and Board Member Maurice Ball traveled to Japan for the official celebration of the 50th Anniversary of high-speed rail.