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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.
This week, the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure will hold the third in a series of hearings discussing Amtrak funding.
Group urges transportation partners to responsibly set stage for high-speed rail
I would like to make a correction to yesterday's email regarding Governor Quinn signing HB4078, which allows the Illinois Tollway Authority to build railroad tracks.
We achieved an important milestone last week. Governor Quinn signed HB4078, which allows the Illinois Toll Highway Authority to use all of its existing powers to construct railroad tracks.
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Illinois is leading a group of Midwestern states in a multi-state order of new, high-performance locomotives as part of a larger program to improve and modernize Amtrak service in several Midwest states, Washington State and California.
Here are a couple of items to end the week:
The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) is conducting public meetings to solicit public comment on the Draft Tier I Environmental Impact Statement for the Chicago – St.
This afternoon, Amtrak released a proposal to expand Washington Union Station as part of their Washington - New York - Boston high-speed rail program.
We are beginning to work on next year's (2013) high-speed rail trip to China.