Most people know Central Station as the name of the big upscale residental development in the South Loop. But before that—on the same spot—one of the most storied railroad stations in America once stood. And true to Chicago form, the city wrecked it.
Afghanistan is virtually unique in the world for its long history of preventing the construction of a railway system. However, that seems to be changing. The war-torn country recently completed its first major railroad project. Several more are in the works.
The governors of Florida, Ohio and Wisconsin have turned down federal funding for high-speed rail service. But in Illinois, the sentiment is “All aboard.” The proposal for improvements along the Chicago-St. Louis corridor aims to connect arterial regions.