high-speed rail http://northernpublicradio.org en Lawmakers: State Transportation Projects Need Federal Support http://northernpublicradio.org/post/lawmakers-state-transportation-projects-need-federal-support <div><p>When she testified before three members of Congress on Tuesday, Democratic State Representative Elaine Nekritz, D- Northbrook, said the federal government hasn't budgeted money to passenger trains since 2010.&nbsp;</p><p>She says Illinois was forced to come up with the needed $10 million on its own.</p><p>But U.S. Representative Rodney Davis, R-Taylorville, says Congress was supposed to hear Illinois' ideas for revenue sources.</p> Wed, 12 Jun 2013 12:25:49 +0000 WNIJ 31345 at http://northernpublicradio.org Lawmakers: State Transportation Projects Need Federal Support Rochelle Company Selected for Big Rail Car Contract http://northernpublicradio.org/post/rochelle-company-selected-big-rail-car-contract <P><SPAN face="">Rochelle-based <A href="http://www.nipponsharyousa.com/index.html">Nippon Sharyo </A>has been named the intended recipient of a $352 million contract to build 130 bi-level passenger railcars to accommodate high-speed rail expansion in Illinois and two other Midwest states as well as California.</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN face="">“It is good news for Illinois that the intent to award has gone to Illinois-based manufacturing company Nippon Sharyo,” Gov. Pat Quinn said. Fri, 28 Sep 2012 10:10:00 +0000 Guy Stephens 19066 at http://northernpublicradio.org Rochelle Company Selected for Big Rail Car Contract Hearings set for Chicago-St. Louis high-speed rail study http://northernpublicradio.org/post/hearings-set-chicago-st-louis-high-speed-rail-study <p>A series of five public hearings will be held this month to seek comment on the <a href="http://www.fra.dot.gov/rpd/freight/fp_Chicago_to_StLouis_HSR_Corridor.shtml">draft Environmental Impact Statement</a> for high-speed rail from Chicago to St. Louis.</p><p>Alternatives for accommodating higher speeds and additional round trips were narrowed down based on criteria that included residential and commercial impacts, travel time reductions, safety and environmental impacts.</p><p> Tue, 31 Jul 2012 15:19:14 +0000 WNIJ 15835 at http://northernpublicradio.org Hearings set for Chicago-St. Louis high-speed rail study