Media Kit » Try RailPrime™ Today! »
Progressive Railroading
Newsletter Sign Up
Stay updated on news, articles and information for the rail industry



This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.




railPrime
View Current Digital Issue »


RAIL EMPLOYMENT & NOTICES



Rail News Home High-Speed Rail

2/19/2010



Rail News: High-Speed Rail

Illinois lawmakers to consider creating HSR authority


advertisement

On Feb. 23, the Illinois General Assembly is expected to vote on a bill that would create an Illinois High Speed Rail Authority.

The authority would be charged with designing, financing, building and operating a high-speed rail network with trains operating at speeds up to 220 mph. The Illinois Department of Transportation would continue to be responsible for overseeing upgrades on existing corridors to achieve speeds up to 110 mph.

“Just two states — Florida and California — have active 220-mph high speed rail plans,” said Illinois Sen. Martin Sandoval, who chairs the transportation committee and authoried the bill, in a prepared statement. “By establishing this authority, Illinois would become only the third state to take a giant step toward fast and clean transportation.”


Contact Progressive Railroading editorial staff.

More News from 2/19/2010