DOT OKs $197M In Funds For Part Of Chicago-Detroit High-Speed Rail RouteMichigan’s two U.S. Senators announced Wednesday that the U.S. Department of Transportation has released $196.5 million to begin work on a high-speed rail project that ultimately will help bring 110mph trains to 235 miles of the route between Detroit and Chicago.
Recent Train Catastrophes Raise Concerns About High-Speed Rail In IllinoisCritics fear that allowing 110 mph trains on the flat prairie rails of Illinois is just too dangerous, CBS2’s Mike Parker reports.
Quinn Announces $1.25 Million Expenditure To Study Bullet Trains For IllinoisThe state of Illinois will spend $1.25 million to study whether bullet trains could one day whisk passengers between Chicago and Champaign-Urbana in less than an hour.
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Study Touts Benefits Of High-Speed Rail Although Wisconsin, Ohio and Florida have rejected federal high-speed rail money, Illinois and 34 other states are fighting over it. A new study, funded by the manufacturing giant Siemens, sees plenty of advantages and believes support could grow quickly.
Grant Expected For Chicago-Detroit High-Speed RailAfter focusing on building a high-speed rail corridor between Chicago and St. Louis, the federal government is about to award money for a high-speed corridor to the east.
State To Get Word On High-Speed Rail GrantsIllinois should learn in the next month if it will receive additional high-speed rail grants from the Obama administration.
220 mph Bullet Train Suggested For MidwestA new study says a Midwest bullet train could cost more than $83 billion, but it would also run at a speed of 220 mph.
Work Begins On High-Speed Rail To St. LouisA new season of re-construction begins Saturday on the rail line between Chicago and St. Louis that Amtrak is transforming into a 110-mile-an-hour corridor.
Daley Focusing On High-Speed Rail During China VisitMayor Richard M. Daley said Wednesday that finding investors for a high-speed train from the Loop to O'Hare International Airport is a top priority of his two-week trade mission to China, now underway.
Illinois Moves Ahead With High-Speed Rail PlansIllinois came a step closer to high-speed rail on Tuesday, with a project that is bringing 6,000 new jobs.