Expanding passenger rail service in the region is expected to annually eliminate tens of thousands of tons of emissions.
The U.S. Department of Transportation this week awarded $268 million to Iowa, Illinois, Michigan and Missouri for the purchase of high-speed trains.
Even before Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker rejected money for the St. Paul-to-Chicago line, Minnesota’s high-speed rail ambitions were falling behind.Photo courtesy Ramsey County
High-speed rail is a big, ambitious idea. And big, ambitious ideas require a lot of detailed work at ground level.
A report from the PBS program Need to Know looks at the fight over expanding passenger rail, with a focus on Wisconsin and Illinois.