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Illinois House Passes Resolution for an Integrated Rail Plan.
On May 18, the Illinois House passed a resolution urging the Illinois Department of Transportation and the High Speed Railroad Commission to move forward in preparing a Statewide Integrated Network Plan. This plan would include the identification of desired service points and key transfer stations, a draft rail and bus schedule, a ridership and revenue model for the desired network, an estimation of needed infrastructure investments, and the development of a phased implementation plan.
The resolution was introduced by Representative Martin J. Moylan, and received support from a large contingent of IL Representatives, including chief co-sponsor, Representative Matt Hanson. It recognizes the important role passenger rail plays in Illinois, the existing efforts to improve our rail network, and the widespread benefits an integrated rail plan would bring to communities throughout the state.