Serving regional travel needs for commerce and tourism in nine midwestern states, ensuring railroad safety, and improving rail operations. (Please note: this is a work in progress with multiple names and multiple organizations. Check the links below for descriptions and information.)The Midwest Regional Rail Initiative is a working group of nine departments of transportation: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio, Nebraska and Wisconsin plus Amtrak and the Federal Railroad Administration. They have planned a 3,000 mile network of high-quality train service for the Midwest and are seeking funding to implement those plans.
Midwest High Speed /
Regional Rail System
The Midwest Interstate Passenger Rail Commission was formed by legislative action when six states formed an interstate compact: Indiana, Minnesota, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota and Ohio. Commission members are state legislators and governors or their designees. Their function is to promote, coordinate and support regional passenger rail service. (see link below)
Midwest High Speed Rail Association, Chicago, IL
The Midwest High Speed Rail Association is a membership-based non-profit organization, advocating development of fast, frequent, dependable passenger railroad services in a network connecting over 200 cities and airports in nine Midwestern states.
Midwest Interstate Passenger Rail Commission
from Council of State Governments, advocates for passenger rail improvements.
Environmental Law & Policy Center of the Midwest
Web site includes information on Midwest High Speed Rail.
Fast, frequent trains have an important role to play in any O'Hare Airport expansion plans and the national transportation system.
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