Local Policy

Champaign’s intermodal station resulted in a revitalized downtown.
Champaign’s intermodal station resulted in a revitalized downtown.

The movement for high-speed rail starts right in your hometown.

While federal and state action is needed to bring about the real investment in infrastructure and construction needed to create a comprehensive high-speed rail network in the Midwest and beyond, nothing is more powerful than local groups getting organized and advocating for what their communities need.

That's why the Midwest High Speed Rail Association works closely with local organizations and leaders to help them lay the crucial groundwork necessary to bring fast and convenient passenger rail to their cities and towns.

Local leaders can have a direct impact on the national effort to expand rail transit and create the conditions for high-speed rail. They can work to improve the railroad stations in their cities and towns, expand local transit options for residents, and work to separate highway crossings, to make sure there's a clear path for high speed trains into their communities.

You can get the process started by scheduling a meeting with your mayor or arranging for us to give a presentation to a local service club. Email info@MidwestHSR.org for more information.

Champaign’s intermodal station resulted in a revitalized downtown.
Champaign’s intermodal station resulted in a revitalized downtown.