It looks like the City of Springfield will get its wish when it comes to where the train consolidation will move through Springfield once the High Speed Rail goes through town, linking Chicago with St. Louis.
The Federal Railroad Administration announced they’ve made one of two decisions directly affecting Springfield. In its decision the Administration chose the 10th Street corridor. The decision will make the corridor eligible for new trains, improved frequencies, help improve on-time performance and ultimately reduce travel time to less than four hours.
Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood says it’s a major step forward for the State of Illinois and the Midwest as a whole.