WBEZ | Federal Railroad Administration http://www.wbez.org/tags/federal-railroad-administration Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en All aboard: Illinois gets moving on high-speed rail http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-03-01/all-aboard-illinois-gets-moving-high-speed-rail-83168 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/high speed rail London Getty Kitwood.JPG" alt="" /><p><p>The governors of Florida, Ohio and Wisconsin have turned down federal funding for high-speed rail service. But in Illinois, the sentiment is&nbsp; &ldquo;All aboard.&rdquo; The proposal for improvements along the Chicago-St. Louis corridor aims to connect arterial regions. And now, the <a target="_blank" href="http://www.dot.state.il.us/">Illinois Department of Transportation</a> is asking for public input on the plans.<a target="_blank" href="http://elpc.org/"><br /><br />The Environmental Law and Policy Center</a> has worked throughout its 15-year history to develop and promote high-speed rail in the Midwest. <a target="_blank" href="http://elpc.org/elpc-staff">Howard Learner</a> is the center&rsquo;s executive director and he joined <em>Eight Forty-Eight</em> to share what these meetings hope to accomplish.</p></p> Tue, 01 Mar 2011 14:42:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-03-01/all-aboard-illinois-gets-moving-high-speed-rail-83168