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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. You can also visit for additional Midwest Rail information.

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Overhead Walkway Gets ICC Money
NORMAL — The Illinois Commerce Commission has approved the town's request to build an overhead walkway at the railroad tracks at Uptown Station and will provide about $1.3 million from its grade crossing protection fund to help pay for the project. more >

IDOT Wants Your Input on High-Speed Rail in the Metro East
ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR) – The Illinois Department of Transportation is asking for community input on high speed rail service in the Metro East. They’re hosting a public meeting tonight to focus on the environmental impact from Godfrey to Shipman, Illinois. more >

Rail Crossing Work Means Traffic Disruptions On West Side
BLOOMINGTON — Janet Hatfield drives down West Market Street every day on her way to work, so she welcomed news that a railroad overpass and a hard-to-see intersection at Morris Avenue will be upgraded this year. more >

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