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Even at mid-speed, rail improvements can crank up Illinois' economy
This op-ed by MPC President MarySue Barrett appeared in Crain's Chicago Business May 3, 2010. As Illinois and neighboring states explore how a high-speed rail network could transform the Midwest, the Chicago area stands to gain employment and attract new economic development. The question is, how…
The fast track to high-speed rail
Today, President Obama announced the recipients of $8 billion in high-speed rail grants allocated to 31 states along 13 major rail corridors. The Midwest Region was awarded almost $2.6 billion for four major corridors: Chicago-St. Louis-Kansas City, Minneapolis-Milwaukee-Chicago,…
Transit Innovation: The Arlanda Express – High-Speed Rail in Stockholm
Every two weeks, MPC uncovers best practices from around the world and delivers them right to your inbox in Talking Transit. This week, MPC looks at Stockholm’s high-speed rail airport express service and its applicability in Chicago.
MPC Roundtable: Around the World in 90 Minutes
  • Jan 9, 2009
Without the need of a passport or visa, a capacity crowd experienced a whirlwind tour of best practices in transportation infrastructure from various Asian and European cities, as part of MPC’s Fall Roundtable Series.
An Historic Election for Transit-Related Ballot Initiatives
On Election Day, voters across the U.S. approved 72 percent of transportation referenda.
Traveling at the Speed of a Bullet
Japan’s Shinkansen bullet train is the world’s first high-speed rail service.
Congestion Pricing 101
An introduction to congestion pricing.
MPC testimony to the Ill. House Committee on CREATE Rail Program
  • By Guest Author
  • Apr 18, 2007
On April 9, 2007, Michael McLaughlin, MPC Transportation Director, gave testimony to the Illinois House Railroad Committee regarding federal financing of CREATE and other rail needs. According to McLaughlin, completing the CREATE program is essential to
Acting IDOT Secretary Milton Sees presents his vision to Business Leaders for Transportation
Candid discussion focuses on state's transportation priorities and the opportunity for a new state capital program.
Opening windows – and doors – to Illinois’ capital funding system: A better way to invest in surface transportation infrastructure
From Texas to Minnesota, states are finding solutions to their budget and transportation woes by developing accountable and transparent investment systems to evaluate and select capital surface transportation projects

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