High Speed Rail: A Regional Asset or Just a Dream?
We are participating in an event hosted by the Executives Club of Chicago. The panel discussion will focus on the regional benefits of high-speed rail and includes the following speakers: Rita Ali, Mayor of Peoria IL; John Buck, Chairman and CEO, The John Buck Company; Rick Harnish, Executive Director, High Speed Rail Alliance and Erin Aleman, Executive Director, Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning.
Event description by the Executive Club of Chicago:
"Why should the business community care about high speed rail? What is the cost-benefit analysis that makes today a new day and opportunity to invest in more sustainable rail technologies? Will it help address climate change challenges? Can it impact the growing supply chain log jam? Will it bring more dollars to Chicago? Why do we care that Peoria connects with Chicago? Does it make Chicago a more competitive player for business and tourism dollars? Is the investment worth the outcomes? Who wins – who loses."