high-speed rail

7:25 am
Wed June 12, 2013

Lawmakers: State Transportation Projects Need Federal Support

Credit IDOT

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. 

She says Illinois was forced to come up with the needed $10 million on its own.

But U.S. Representative Rodney Davis, R-Taylorville, says Congress was supposed to hear Illinois' ideas for revenue sources.

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5:10 am
Fri September 28, 2012

Rochelle Company Selected for Big Rail Car Contract

The Nippon Sharyo plant in Rochelle, IL

Rochelle-based Nippon Sharyo 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.

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High-speed rail
10:19 am
Tue July 31, 2012

Hearings set for Chicago-St. Louis high-speed rail study

A series of five public hearings will be held this month to seek comment on the draft Environmental Impact Statement for high-speed rail from Chicago to St. Louis.

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.

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