Saturday, January 16, 2010

Video of Governor Pat Quinn talking up high speed rail at his State of the State

This is very exciting news.

Illinois Governor Pat Quinn in his State of the State called for continued investment in rail throughout the state -- and particularly 220 mph high speed rail connecting Chicago to Champaign!

This is the first time a Governor of the Midwest has called for European-style high speed rail. As part of an ever-improving network of rail, 220 mph high speed rail is the essential investment in our economic growth, driving down the cost of doing business by shrinking our state and region.

Here is the video (the discussion on rail starts around the 25:00 mark):


Blogger John said...

Show me the money!

8:26 AM  
Blogger neroden@gmail said...

What John said.

Englewood flyover costs less than $150 million. It would be part of a high-speed corridor shared between
Michigan, East Coast, Carbondale/Champaign, and even St. Louis services (if 220mph service to St. Louis is adopted on the proposal of the Midwest HSR advocates).

It has more benefit than any other single transportation project in the entire country, and it's cheap. Where's the money? Governor Quinn could find the money if he wanted to.

3:36 PM  

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