CrossRail Chicago: Game Changer
November 1, 2013
Written By Ross Capon
Taking a page from London, the Midwest High Speed Rail Association has applied the moniker “CrossRail Chicago” to their “game-changing plan for transforming transit in our area.” The plan is strategically incremental, designed to become exponentially more effective with each step completed. The heart of the plan is a trunk line carrying electrified express trains between McCormick Place, Union Station and O’Hare Airport. The link would facilitate new, cross-town commuter trains linking south and northwest suburbs. It would also “set the stage for high-speed rail and more than $16 billion in economic impacts.” A nice map and PDF brochure is at http://www.midwesthsr.org/crossrail-chicago
"I’m so proud that we came together in bipartisan fashion in the Senate to keep the Southwest Chief chugging along, and I’m grateful for this recognition from the Rail Passengers Association. This victory is a testament to what we can accomplish when we reach across the aisle and work together to advance our common interests."
Senator Tom Udall (D-NM)
April 2, 2019, on receiving the Association's Golden Spike Award for his work to protect the Southwest Chief