Opinion: Connect St. Louis and Chicago with true high-speed rail

(Source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch, January 22, 2013)

ST. LOUIS, Mo. — True high-speed trains, using proven technology, could slash the St. Louis to the Chicago Loop trip to just 90 minutes, with hourly departures. If existing rail infrastructure were blended with long segments of new high-speed construction, similar to what is being done in California, trains could easily beat the 2.5-hour travel time needed to truly change today’s journey into a commute. The same trains could stop at both downtown and Lambert, creating new opportunities for more people to take advantage of the reduced costs and improved access created by fast trains.

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Wednesday, January 23, 2013
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