Last week we joined dozens of other stakeholders from around the Midwest for the latest update on the FRA’s regional planning process. The process is nearly complete: the next step is to produce a draft report, which will then be refined into the final plan.
The suggested Midwest network is more or less complete. Check out the image here. The most exciting part is that the model recommends true high-speed rail (“core express,” in purple) for Chicago to Minneapolis, via Milwaukee and Madison.
Phased Network Approach White Paper
Our new white paper details our market-based model for building high-speed rail in the Midwest. Building segments of high-speed line in phases as part of a regionwide network allows each investment to serve a much broader area making the whole network more viable and building a stronger constituency.
March 24, 2018
8:00 am to 3:00 pm
Save the Date! Maggiano's Little Italy Chicago 111 W. Grand Ave. Chicago, IL 60654
November 03, 2018 to November 11, 2018
The best way to see how fast, frequent and dependable trains transform communities is to ride them and see the cities they serve.
Over the years, members of the Midwest High Speed Rail Association have traveled to see high-speed rail and transit systems in Europe and Asia. Each of the trips has been insightful and motivating. We have also made important business connections along the way.
Hopefully, you can join us on the next tour: Italy in November of 2018. The main tour begins in Rome on November 3 and ends in Rome on November 11. Rick Harnish will be your tour leader.