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April 19, 2013
Shira Orlowek
President Obama has announced a dramatic, new national rail plan as part of his recently released 2014 budget proposal.
April 10, 2013
Shira Orlowek

CHICAGO (April 10, 2013)--<i>Midwest High Speed Rail Association Executive Director Richard Harnish released the following statement on Wednesday in response to the news that President Barack Obama has proposed allocating  a combined $6.6 billion high speed rail and Amtrak projects in fisca

April 10, 2013
Shira Orlowek

The Obama Administration released its budget request for Fiscal Year 2014 today, and the President has once again put forth a bold plan for transforming and expanding train service in the United States, with $40 billion in passenger rail investment over the next five years.

January 29, 2013
Shira Orlowek
Did you see the Anderson Cooper 360 report this weekend? On Friday night, CNN ran a segment, titled “High Speed Rail Boondoggle,” attacking the U.S. high-speed and inter-city rail program.
December 14, 2012
Shira Orlowek
We have a lot to celebrate as we wrap up 2012. Hopefully, we can count on your continued support as we build on those successes in 2013.
November 23, 2012
Shira Orlowek
The following news release was issued by Amtrak Media Relations and the State of Illinois. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 22, 2012 GOVERNOR QUINN ANNOUNCES HIGH-SPEED RAIL SERVICE FOR THANKSGIVING TRAVELERS ON CHICAGO-ST. LOUIS CORRIDOR; 110 mph Rail Segment Starts In Time Peak Holiday Season; Marks Major Milestone for Illinois' Rail Network
November 17, 2012
Shira Orlowek

New Mugs in Stock

We have new coffee mugs and boy are they cool! They are printed with a modified version of our logo that says "Just Build It!."

October 19, 2012
Shira Orlowek

Statement on behalf of Rick Harnish, executive director, Midwest High Speed Rail Association, on the Illinois Department of Transportation demonstration of 110-mph high-speed rail track between Joliet and Normal:

October 07, 2012
Shira Orlowek
You can help change the direction of high-speed rail planning!
September 29, 2012
Shira Orlowek
There is a lot of good news to report from this past week and I’ll get to that in a minute. But first, I have to deal with a rather inaccurate editorial in today’s Chicago Tribune.

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