Time to Update The Midwest Regional Rail Initiative
We have had a very productive year at the High Speed Rail Association. New and improved stations are being built across the Midwest, CrossRail Chicago is gaining traction and intercity passenger rail was included in a long-term infrastructure bill for the first time ever.
The stage is set for a bigger and better 2017. We are asking our supporters to help us raise $90,000 before the end of the year so we can take advantage of upcoming opportunities.
A new opportunity is quickly approaching. The Federal Railroad Administration is starting to update the Midwest Regional Rail Initiative.
The new plan should include faster trip times, more frequent departures and greater coverage in order to build political momentum. The planning process will provide a fantastic opportunity to reengage local leaders throughout the Midwest to advocate for federal funding.
Midwest High Speed Rail Association
December 02, 2017
10:00 am to 2:00 pm
This is a combined meeting of the Midwest High Speed Rail Association and the annual meeting of the Michigan Association of Railroad Passengers annual meeting.
The full agenda will be available soon. It will include a presentation by MHSRA Executive Director Rick Harnish, on the Phased Network Approach.
The meeting location is walking distance from the new Dearborn, MI railroad station.
November 03, 2017
Midwest High Speed Rail Association Executive Director Rick Harnish will hosting a panel on the Phased Network Approach as part of the National Association of Railroad Passengers' 50th Anniversary conference.
November 03, 2018 to November 11, 2018
We will visit Rome, Florence, Bologna, Milan and Turin, traveling by high speed train and transit. We will strive to meet with both high-speed train operators and the public transit operators in each of the cities. And, of course, we will mix in a little tourism.
Please call the Society of International Railway Travelers at 502-897-1725 if you have any interest in joining us.