News

The Midwest Interstate Passenger Rail Commission’s work runs the gamut, from promoting state and regional passenger rail plans and projects to influencing federal policy. See and follow the latest MIPRC news and updates here.

 

MIPRC supports region's INFRA grant application to untangle Chicago's railroads Read more

MIPRC supports region's INFRA grant application to untangle Chicago's railroads

On Nov. 2, 2017, the Illinois Department of Transportation – along with the Chicago Department of Transportation, the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning, the Cook County Department of Transportation and Highways, and the region’s freight railroads – applied on behalf of CREATE for a $160 million Infrastructure For Rebuilding America (INFRA) discretionary grant to help unplug one of the nation’s most frustrating rail bottlenecks: the 75th Street Corridor on Chicago’s south side.

Read more...

MIPRC annual meeting spotlights regional connections Read more

MIPRC annual meeting spotlights regional connections

The Midwest Interstate Passenger Rail Commission’s annual meeting came to Wichita, Kansas, for 2017; perhaps an odd choice if you consider only that the city – 50th largest in the country, 10th largest in the Midwest, whose population exceeds Cleveland, Ohio – doesn’t currently have passenger rail service. But MIPRC’s presence there on Oct. 9-11, and its emphasis on the importance of the regional passenger rail network and regional connectivity, may help change that.

Read more...

MIPRC visits Congress to promote Midwest passenger rail Read more

MIPRC visits Congress to promote Midwest passenger rail

MIPRC commissioners met with 49 Midwestern Members of Congress and/or their staff during individual office visits in Washington, D.C. on May 23 to stress the importance of maintaining a strong federal/state partnership for passenger rail development. Commissioners also illuminated the growing demand for regional passenger rail in the Midwest, along with recent developments in track and equipment upgrades.

Read more...

MIPRC asks Midwest members of Congress to protect funding for long-distance trains Read more

MIPRC asks Midwest members of Congress to protect funding for long-distance trains

When the Trump Administration released its budget outline last month, it proposed eliminating funding for all of Amtrak’s long-distance trains for Fiscal Year 2018, and cutting $499 million for the popular TIGER (Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery) grant program immediately as part of the budget deal being negotiated now for the remainder of the current fiscal year.

Read more...

RSS
123456

More news:

  • News from MIPRC States
  • Archived News

Secretariat services provided by The Council Of State Governments' Midwestern Office.