Midwest High Speed Rail: Part 4: What it Means to Chicago

This is the final part of a four-part series of articles about the plans for high speed rail in the Midwest. Chicago is at the epicenter of this rail revolution. It is the body of the spider whose legs stretch across the corn, hay, and soybean fields of the region. But it is not the only hub in the network. Milwaukee, Cleveland, and Cincinnati are also seen as minor hubs in this project. Each is expected to handle thousands of...

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Midwest High Speed Rail: Part 2: Who Gets It First?

This is part two of a four-part series of articles about the plans for high speed rail in the Midwest. One of the miracles that came out of recent meetings between midwestern governors was an agreement about who gets rail first. Not surprisingly, Chicago is one of the places that will see fast trains first.  But interestingly, Chicago is actually the hub of what is essentially a massive hub-and-spoke rail system, supplemented by a few...

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