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April 03, 2014
Shira Orlowek

CHICAGO (April 2, 2014) -- Midwest High Speed Rail Association Executive Director Richard Harnish issued the following statement on Wednesday in response to Rep. Paul Ryan's (R-WI) proposed budget, which would completely eliminate funding for Amtrak:

March 11, 2014
Julius Parod
The Federal Railroad Administration’s (FRA) recently released 2015 budget proposal reflects the growing demand for passenger trains.
February 05, 2014
Julius Parod
This past week United Airlines announced plans to cut 60% of its flights out of Cleveland in the next year. That city is now suffering from a lack from a lack of transportation choices that it can’t afford. At the Midwest High Speed Rail Association, we envision a brighter reality – with Cleveland as an economically vibrant, global city.
January 07, 2014
Julius Parod

People across the world depend on trains every day of the year. Even during blizzards or when the thermometer drops below -40 degrees Celsius, good transportation is needed to bring people together and connect economies.

January 06, 2014
Richard Harnish

Polar Vortex, Travel Hazards Highlight Need for Congressional Spending on High Speed Rail

Midwest High Speed Rail Association calls on Washington to commit to investing in infrastructure

November 26, 2013
Shira Orlowek

Tomorrow is the busiest travel day of the year. And whether you're flying or hitting the road, chances are, you're spending more time, money and energy in transit than you’d like.

November 20, 2013
Shira Orlowek
CHICAGO (November 19, 2013)--Anticipating news this week that House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chair Rep. Bill Shuster (R-PA) will move to push through an authorization that will impact the American passenger rail network, Midwest High Speed Rail Association Executive Director Richard Harnish issued the following statement on Thursday:
October 31, 2013
Shira Orlowek

Allow me to introduce you to CrossRail Chicago. That’s the name of our common sense proposal for combining electrified commuter and high-speed trains to build the core of the Midwest network.  

October 16, 2013
Shira Orlowek
Amtrak and INDOT reached an agreement on the Hoosier State rail line.
October 16, 2013
Shira Orlowek
The University of Illinois at Champaign/Urbana has released their high-speed rail study.

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