Metra’s A-2 Crossing is likely the biggest bottleneck in the Midwest passenger rail network. A new bridge to allow trains from Union Station to “flyover” trains from Ogilvie Transportation Center is needed. Located two miles from Union Station at Western Ave. and...
High Speed Rail Appropriations Request
Senator Ossoff and Representatives Beyers, Costa, DelBene and Moulton are leading a sign-on letter to the Transportation Housing and Urban Development (THUD) appropriations committee requesting that $3.5 billion be allocated to world-standard high-speed rail in the FY2024 budget.
Please ask your Senators and Representatives to sign this letter!
In 2021 the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) created a solid foundation for improving intercity rail across the country, but it did not fund the high-speed rail account. It’s important that we build on the IIJA by appropriating dedicated funding for high-speed rail projects.
Regions across the U.S. are launching ambitious high-speed rail infrastructure initiatives, and support for high-speed rail is strong and growing. Now we need Congress to provide the funding that’s necessary for developing a national high-speed rail network.Take Action