On July 15th, the City of Chicago announced plans to modernize Chicago’s O’Hare Airport. The new project, O’Hare 21, is part of a multi billion-dollar capital investment program to improve the airport as an international gateway and economic driver for the region.
Last week Cook County, Illinois released its first long term transportation plan since 1940.
A study on how people use transit throughout the United States was released by the Transit Center.
The Beijing-Shanghai High Speed Railway just celebrated its fifth anniversary. The 820-mile long railway is the longest high speed line be built in a single phase. It was constructed in just over 3 years for a cost of $34.7 billion.
Extraordinary transportation growth is taking place in the region of Ontario as part of a plan to grow the economy and create jobs. Over the next 10 years Ontario is investing $31.5 billion in roads, bridges and trains in order to build an integrated regional transportation network.
Last week a special train operated between Indianapolis and Lafayette. Elected officials and stakeholders from local communities the train to celebrate the new Hoosier State service.
The Chicago-Indianapolis Corridor connects the two largest cities in the Midwest and is vital to the communities it serves. It is also a key segment of the statewide network and has the potential to grow substantially, generating large economic and environmental benefits.
Amtrak is taking an important step forward in updating their accounting structure to provide a more comprehensive view of Amtrak’s finances, which should improve the decision making process.
Since our last federal funding update, appropriations for the Rail Title of the FAST Act has passed the Senate and is now moving through the House.
Denver’s first commuter rail line opened on April 22nd with about 85,000 people using the service in the first two days. The 23-mile University of Colorado A line connects Denver International Airport (DIA) with Denver Union Station (DUS).