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Welcome

The Midwest is working as one region to connect its residents through improved high-speed and intercity passenger rail service.  Connecting the largest markets in the region to Chicago through rail will create new jobs, stimulate private investment, expand transportation options and reduce our environmental impact.

A regional network is expected to create an average of 15,200 jobs annually during the construction period, of which 6,000 are construction jobs. A Midwest system will create 57,000 permanent jobs throughout the region.

Project Benefits

High-speed rail is expected to create an average of 15,200 jobs annually during the construction period, of which 6,000 are construction jobs. A Midwest system will create 57,000 permanent jobs throughout the region.
 

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