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JL
- 332 days ago - org.salsalabs.com
The Michigan Department of Transportation is leading a multi-state effort to develop a 20-year master plan for the corridor. Much of the plan's focus is on the Chicago, IL - Porter/Michigan City, IN segment, where 2 new tracks dedicated to passenger tra



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JL A. (269)
Wednesday May 22, 2013, 1:25 pm
There is good news regarding the Chicago to Detroit/Pontiac corridor.

The Michigan Department of Transportation is leading a multi-state effort to develop a 20-year master plan for the corridor. Much of the plan's focus is on the Chicago, IL - Porter/Michigan City, IN segment, where two new tracks dedicated to passenger trains need to be built.

Can you take a minute to show your support for the process?

Last fall, we asked the DOTs to design the new tracks to be capable of being used by future 220-mph high-speed trains. That means no movable bridges, no highway grade crossings and no interaction with freight trains.

The DOT's have completed the first round of comparing various route alternatives. In addition to screening out several undesirable routes, the DOT's added a new alternative that likely meets our criteria. This would not have happened without your input.

The DOT's are now seeking comments on this stage of the process. We need to reinforce our support for a truly dedicated passenger rail corridor.

Please click here to make your comments.

Click here if you would like more background.

Thank you for your support,


Rick Harnish
Executive Director
Midwest High Speed Rail Association
4765 N. Lincoln Ave.
Chicago, IL 60625
 

Angelika R. (143)
Wednesday May 22, 2013, 2:14 pm
I signed and a 220mph bullet train network for the Midwest sure sounds great.Hope for you it will come! Thx.
 

Nicole W. (619)
Wednesday May 22, 2013, 2:15 pm
Thank You for Your Help The Midwest High Speed Rail Association is advocating for fast, frequent and dependable trains connecting the entire Midwest. ~ thank you JL
 

Terry V. (30)
Wednesday May 22, 2013, 2:39 pm
S&N THANKS
 

JL A. (269)
Wednesday May 22, 2013, 2:42 pm
You are welcome Terry. You cannot currently send a star to Terry because you have done so within the last day.
 

Natasha Salgado (456)
Wednesday May 22, 2013, 5:39 pm
Signed,thx JL!
 

Roger Garin-michaud (60)
Wednesday May 22, 2013, 6:01 pm
noted, thanks!
 

Cindy Rhodes (109)
Wednesday May 22, 2013, 6:12 pm
Signed, thank you JL!
 

Virginia Belder (31)
Wednesday May 22, 2013, 6:34 pm
Noted...
 

Mary T. (261)
Wednesday May 22, 2013, 6:40 pm
Signed & noted - thank you JL
 

JL A. (269)
Wednesday May 22, 2013, 8:32 pm
You are welcome Angelika, Nicole, Natasha, Roger, Cindy and Mary,
You cannot currently send a star to Cindy because you have done so within the last day.
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Judy C. (106)
Thursday May 23, 2013, 5:26 am
This is a great idea! Signed. Thanks, J.L.
 

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Thursday May 23, 2013, 6:22 am
Signed and noted. This would be a good way to travel.
 

JL A. (269)
Thursday May 23, 2013, 7:57 am
You are welcome Judy.
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Melania Padilla (165)
Friday May 24, 2013, 2:27 pm
Signed
 

JL A. (269)
Friday May 24, 2013, 5:53 pm
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