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:
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.
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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.
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.