passenger rail http://northernpublicradio.org en A train station for Rockford by 2014 http://northernpublicradio.org/post/train-station-rockford-2014 <p>&nbsp;</p><p>Construction is expected to begin later this year on a new passenger train station in downtown Rockford. Governor Pat Quinn announced the state was putting three million dollars toward the effort during a news conference at the historic Tinker Swiss Cottage Tuesday afternoon -- not far from where the station will be built. The governor said not only is it important to look at transportation needs all over the state, it&rsquo;s important to make sure northern Illinois is connected, especially Rockford.</p> Wed, 18 Jan 2012 08:00:58 +0000 Susan Stephens 5592 at http://northernpublicradio.org A train station for Rockford by 2014