Our View: High-speed rail promising only if details pan out
Talk of creating a high-speed rail corridor between Chicago and St. Louis has swirled about for decades, but rarely has it seemed more real and less like wishful thinking than it does today.
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#1 Mar 18, 2009
A high speed rail line running from Chicago-->Normal-->St.Lo uis will never materialize. The Canadian National Railroad owns the existing tracks, and it has stated that it would never allow high speed rail service on its property.
It would be easier to build a new high speed rail network that runs from Chicago directly to Peoria. As Transportation Secretary, Ray Lahood could work with Aaron Schock to make it happen.
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