Monday, August 17, 2009

Midwest High Speed Rail Association redesigns website

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Pressing its efforts (and possible political advantage) to secure high speed rail for the Chicago Hub, the Midwest High Speed Rail Association says it has redesigned and upgraded its website at www.midwesthsr.org.

Executive Director Rick Harnish notes, “We have added a new ‘Roll Call’ page where you can see if your Congressman voted for high-speed rail.  We have also added a ‘Fact vs. Fiction’ page to help you counter high-speed rail opponents.”

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The website also includes sections addressing the economic and environmental benefits of high speed rail, and details on the association’s vision for a future Midwest rail network, something the group has pushed for since its founding in 1993. The group is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization.

The Midwest Hub is one of 10 potential candidates designated by the Obama Administration for development of U.S. high speed rail, and is considered by many rail observers as one of the more likely candidates to receive such funding.