Rail Group celebrates ‘big win’ for Amtrak line from QC to Chicago

WQAD – 10/23/19

The High-Speed Rail Alliance, formerly the Midwest High-Speed Rail Association, held its Fall Meeting Wednesday, October 23.

The group, which supports rail projects across the state, discussed the new passenger rail line from Chicago to the Quad Cities, that $225 million was appropriated for in the Illinois capital bill, passed in June of this year. $275 million for Amtrak funding was also passed in the capital bill that's supposed to go from Chicago to Rockford.

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