Iowa & Nebraska
Existing rail service in Iowa and Nebraska is unreliable and provides only a single Amtrak line. Actual improvements have already been made on the current Amtrak service, but more projects must be advanced from the planning to the construction stage. Another rail service is needed to connect other Iowa cities to the Quad Cities and then to Chicago. To establish effective service and integration into the Midwestern rail network, Iowa and Nebraska must work to establish and maintain service from Chicago to the Quad Cities. If this route is shuttered, future rail projects connecting Iowa and Nebraska to the Midwest network will be difficult to provide.