Awesome. Would love for more transportation options, especially ones that used Chicago as a hub.
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via The Chicagoist [ chicagoist.com/2009/02/26/chicago_closer_to_high-speed_hu… ].
More info at NPR:
these are just the monorails, of course, there are other connections. Also, note the date (lower right corner), 2005. So none of this is new, just possibly funded, if our whole country doesn’t go down the debt hole first. But I’d rather we spend money on infrastructure than on Boeing and Halliburton largesse.
I’m on board, figuratively, with any big national rail program, with super trains, or just adding some zing to the existing cobbled-together Amtrak system. I’d love to see America catch up with the rest of the developed world and have a rail system that wasn’t an afterthought.