The speed at which a train can travel is limited by the type of track it travels on. Bringing high-speed rail to North America will require building new high-speed lines that can accomodate frequent 200+ mph service. These new high-speed segments connect to and...
What’s the “tipping point” for high-speed rail in the U.S.? When will planners and lawmakers begin to see the HSR projects underway in the U.S. as building blocks for a national network of high-speed trains?
We have just taken a step closer.
Last week, Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed a bill that authorizes the creation of an Illinois High-Speed Railway Commission. Its task is to create a statewide plan for a high-speed line that connects with Chicago and St. Louis, with existing Amtrak and Metra services integrated into the system. The commission will also conduct a ridership study and issue recommendations.