Report Calls Chicago-St. Louis High Speed Rail Doable

High speed rail advocates in Chicago have released a study that says building a 220-m.p.h. train between Chicago and St. Louis is an achievable goal.

The study estimates that creating such a link would involve an investment of about $11.5 billion.

"The feasibility study is intended to spur talks with state rail officials across the Midwest to look beyond current plans to operate trains at a maximum speed of 110 m.p.h. within several years using federal stimulus grants and state construction funds, according to the Midwest High Speed Rail Association, a non-profit group that commissioned the $65,000 study."

Full Story: Chicago to St. Louis on 220-m.p.h. trains

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