About Us

Midwest High Speed Rail Association
4765 N. Lincoln Ave
Chicago, IL 60625

773-334-6758

Leading the fight since 1993

We are a leading advocacy organization for high-speed rail in the United States. Since 1993, we’ve educated people, businesses, and lawmakers about the need for fast, frequent, and reliable trains; and we’ve worked with local governments, federal officials, the railroad industry, and fellow advocacy groups to build the political will and public support for a high-speed rail network that links Midwestern communities.

We strive to:

• Be the recognized leader in passenger rail policy expertise in 10 Midwestern states.

• Work closely with local advocates to advance their projects, help them stay connected to each other and provide them with tools to educate state and federal officials.

• Bring about the construction and operation of a game-changing 200+ mph high-speed line.
 

 

Foundation Partners

Alphawood Foundation

Darling Family Foundation

North American Railway Foundation

Sally Mead Hands Foundation

Corporate Partners

We thank these corporate partners for their generous sponsorship at $1,000 and above. Contact us to learn about the benefits of corporate sponsorship.

Private Car

Club Class

Business Class

Freedman Seating Company

Green Bay Packers Give Back

Hanson Professional Services, Inc.

Quandel Consultants, LLC

Quebec Delegation Chicago

Donors

The support of our individual donors funds our outreach and organizing. Become a member today to make sure the argument for high speed rail is heard loud and clear, from Washington, D.C. to your state capitol.

Club Class

Stan Miller

First Class

Anonymous

Beth Coulson

David Boone

Edie Bryan

Eric Talbot

Glenn Ahrenholz

Jim Dixon

Joe Schwieterman

Lance Erickson

Tod Bassler

William B. Moore

Business Class

Alan Cornue

Allan Hauth Milw. WI

Christian Biesenger

Dave Winters

David May

Gregory P. Tornatore

Jeanie Sherwood

Joyce Solberg

Maurice Ball

Owen & Eleanor Hardy

Rich Robinson

SMART Transportation Division

Steve Weagant

Village of Schaumburg

Tourist Class

Alan Paberzs

Alan Sanchez

Anita Lees

Anonymous

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Attorney John D. Finerty

Bill Scott

Brian Chang

Claude A. Lambert

David Nienke

David Schreiner

Dennis Hess

Douglas Yerkes

Edward A.Robinson

James Stevenson

Juergen Juffa

Karen Busch

Karen Shinners

Kathleen T. Riley

Larry Robertson

Mark Walbrun

Melanie Manner

MetroLINK

Michael G. Johnson

Nelson Beck

Norel Pride

Peter Ruggiero

Philip Darling

Preston Hamilton

Ralph Medhurst

Richard Trask

Robert Clausen

Robert Gleason

Robert Madison

Robert Woodbury

Roger Clark

Ron Rohde

Sam Harnish & Mary Jo Wenckus

Sharon Feigon

William Weber

William Weiss Jr.

Board of Directors

Executive Director

Richard Harnish
[Biography]

President

Stan Miller, Esq.
Partner
Nixon & Peabody

Secretary

Keith Kalinowski
Attaché Commercial
Quebec Delegation Chicago

Treasurer

Ira Silver
Accountant

Board Members

Maurice Ball
Mechanical Engineer
Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab)

Elizabeth Coulson
Retired
Illinois General Assembly

Joseph P. Schwieterman, Ph.D.
Director
Chaddick Institute for Metropolitan Development
DePaul University

Young Professionals Board

Nicholas Carney
Co-Chair
Underwriter, Multi-Family
Illinois Housing Authority

Chen-Yu Lin
Co-Chair
PhD Candidate
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Imron Bhatti
Office of Fair Housing & Equal Opportunity
U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development

Clayton Hall
Project Engineer
Kiewit

Joshua Hamilton
Central/East Region Chair
Michigan Association of Rail Passengers

Hannah J. Meinen
DePaul University '19 | MPA
Recruitment Specialist | American Red Cross of Greater Chicago and Northern Illinois

Ben Ravenscroft
Global Product Manager
GKN Off-Highway Powertrain

Eddie Wytkind, MBA
Analyst
Baird Capital

Siyu Zhang
GIS Analyst
GeoHome, LLC