FRA Project Manager Peter Schwartz joined us to discuss the FRA’s Midwest Regional Rail Plan, which lays out a compelling vision for a network of high-speed trains that would transform travel across the Midwest.

Peter was a Study Administrator for the Midwest Regional Rail Plan, which makes him uniquely qualified to provide us a detailed account of the report.

The plan envisions a network that consists of four “pillar corridors” radiating out from Chicago, with endpoints in Minneapolis-St. Paul, St. Louis, Indianapolis and Detroit. These high-speed lines form the backbone of the system and would be integrated with transit systems and regional lines. This would make connections much faster and easier between hundreds of cities throughout the Midwest.

We were excited to be joined by an expert on this topic and hope you enjoy it.

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This webinar is sponsored by HDR, Inc.

HDR is an international firm that specializes in engineering, architecture, environmental and construction services. In the transportation sector they provide custom mobility and infrastructure solutions. “We believe mobility today should improve overall community well-being and quality of life. Each mode of transportation, each location and each agency is unique. In communities big and small, our approach is to understand each client’s vision and design customized mobility solutions that create strong, vibrant communities.”

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