Why Trains

The Midwest is home to some of the nation's most vibrant cities, millions of hard-working families, rich agriculture and incredible tourist attractions. Together, they create one of the world's strongest economies.

But our outdated transportation infrastructure makes travel difficult. Long car trips are inefficient, polluting and expensive. Plane travel makes little sense for most trips within the region.

Fast, frequent and dependable train travel is the answer. Indeed, high-speed rail is the only way to make travel more productive, more convenient and more affordable.

The Midwest High Speed Rail Association is working to ensure that Midwestern economies are connected by trains. With high-speed rail, we’ll make effortless, same-day, round-trip travel between cities possible in a way that no other transportation mode has ever accomplished.

Now is the time to make it happen.

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