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Welcome to the Illinois High-Speed and Intercity Passenger Rail website. This site has been created to facilitate public input and provide information about the process and schedule. We invite you to explore the site regarding these studies.

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Groundbreaking tentatively set for Alton Multimodal Transportation Center Project
( ALTON - A groundbreaking for the new Alton Regional Multimodal Transportation Center project is tentatively set for 10 a.m. Monday, Sept. 21, at the Robert P. Wadlow Golf Course and after that, Alton Mayor Brant Walker says dirt will start being moved, 85 million tons of it. more >

Work start on first station along high-speed rail line
KANKAKEE, Ill. (AP) — Construction is about to begin on the first station of a planned high-speed rail line between Chicago and St. Louis. According to The Daily Journal in Kankakee ( ), officials will break ground Tuesday on the $3.26 million station in Dwight. more >

All hail to high-speed rail
We, Americans, tend to be fiercely independent, and one of the primary ways we show it, is by insisting on using our own vehicles to travel everywhere we go. more >

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