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June 30, 2015
Shira Orlowek

The Senate took important steps last week by passing two critical transportation bills.  

June 24, 2015
Richard Harnish

Governor Rauner recently announced that he will cut the Amtrak Illinois budget from $42 million to $26 million effective July 1, 2015.

June 23, 2015
Shira Orlowek

The future of passenger rail is looking brighter.

June 19, 2015
Shira Orlowek
June 15, 2015
Julius Parod

Amtrak is in a situation it finds itself in too often. It can’t pay for a service America needs.

June 08, 2015
Julius Parod

Peter Kerpedjiev, a researcher in Vienna recently asked how far you can travel in less than a day from major European cities by train. The differences he found between some cities is astounding.

June 01, 2015
Shira Orlowek

Something incredible is happening in China. In recent weeks, tens of thousands of people have taken to the streets – demanding a high-speed rail line to their city.

May 26, 2015
Julius Parod
The May 12th Amtrak derailment in Philadelphia has brought new attention to passenger rail safety.
May 19, 2015
Julius Parod
In a wide-ranging conversation about his second-term priorities, the recently re-elected Mayor expressed his interest in introducing a high-speed train from Downtown to O’Hare.
May 14, 2015
Julius Parod
“I am saddened by the tragic events this week on the Northeast Corridor. It is discouraging to know that this horrific accident could have been prevented. We need to learn from this event to make sure crashes like this don’t happen again.”

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