Midwest high-speed rail spending to hit $1.2 billion

(Source: State Journal-Register, May 1, 2016)

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. Five construction seasons into track, bridge, crossing and other improvements toward 110-mph Amtrak service in Illinois, state and federal spending on the project is expected to pass the $1.2 billion mark this year. A spring update by the Illinois Department of Transportation described the work between Chicago and St. Louis as "nearing completion."

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