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Amtrak riders between St. Louis and Chicago are still waiting for 90 and 110 mph speeds

(Source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch, December 31, 2018)

ST. LOUIS, Mo. — While most of a $1.95-billion upgrade of the St. Louis-to-Chicago Amtrak corridor was finished a year ago, long-promised faster rail journeys on the route have yet to happen. Delays in installing and testing new GPS-related safety technology have kept Amtrak trains from hitting high speeds of 90 mph during 2018 as the Illinois Department of Transportation had predicted.

Full story: St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Thursday, January 3, 2019

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