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November 27, 2018

Help us build a stronger connections throughout the Midwest

Can you donate today on my Facebook fundraising page? Facebook and PayPal will be matching the first $7 million in donations given through Facebook fundraising pages starting at 9:00 am Central Time today.

The strongest connections between friends, families and communities happen when people spend time together, face-to-face.  Trains allow you to be there more often for those important moments.  And unlike airplanes and cars, you can meet face-to-face while in motion.

November 26, 2018

As you have probably heard, tomorrow is Giving Tuesday, or as we prefer to call it: Trainsgiving.

Why are we celebrating?

Fast, frequent, and reliable trains build stronger connections between friends, family, and communities. They bring you closer to the people and places you love. And they’re able to do all of this through the amazing support of people like you. The Midwest High Speed Rail Association links rail supporters with the policy makers that will make these connections a reality here.

November 25, 2018

Thinking of getting a gift for the rail advocate in your life?

We have a stainless-steel, insulated travel mug available just in time for the holiday season.

It is a great conversation starter and a way for anyone to show their support for fast, frequent and reliable trains in the Midwest.

We also have plenty of posters, hats and keychains that would make great stocking stuffers.

Click here to check them out!

November 20, 2018

Here’s some great news to kick off the holiday season: The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) has finalized new regulations that will make it easier and more affordable to bring modern train designs to the United States. They also make it possible for high-speed trains to use conventional tracks for part of their journey, which is critical to launching and expanding a high-speed network.

November 15, 2018

Governors play a critical role in implementing passenger rail projects, shepherding them through the perilous journey from idea to reality. This year’s midterm elections will bring several new governors to the Midwest. These new leaders could be allies in our fight for fast, frequent and reliable trains.

November 12, 2018

The main portion of our 2018 Rail Study Tour of Italy came to a close this weekend after making making our way from Milan to our last stop in Turin. Here's a look at the many activities and sights we were fortunate enough to experience before we headed back to Rome on Saturday.

November 07, 2018

Our Rail Tour of Italy is cruising along smoothly. In the past couple of days we have visited Florence, Bologna, and now find ourselves in the beautiful city of Milan. A great deal of excitement has been packed into the last few days, so here's a quick recap to date.

November 06, 2018

Two weeks ago marked an exciting milestone for advocates in the Midwest. A study commissioned by a coalition of businesses and community members determined it would be feasible to restart passenger service on a corridor from Chicago towards Columbus, Ohio.

November 05, 2018

Our 2018 Rail Study Tour of Italy is off to a great start. Here's a quick overview of what we've done so far, with more updates to come later in the week.

October 29, 2018

I recently had the chance to ride Brightline for the first time.

Brightline has turned passenger rail in the United States upside down by doing one seemingly obvious thing: defining what it wanted to do—its ideal scenario—then finding a way to make that happen.

Too often, efforts to begin or expand passenger rail in the U.S. get off on the wrong foot by first outlining what isn’t possible. Once all the constraints and barriers are in place, you’re not left many options, and certainly not great ones.