The Midwest is one of world's strongest economies, but our cities and towns need to join forces as a region to succeed in the competitive global economy.
Our well-trained workforce, universities and industrial base give the region tremendous potential, but we are too spread out to fully take advantage of our strengths.
Long car trips are inefficient and expensive. Air service has become irrelevant for most Midwestern trips.
High-speed trains can dramatically reduce travel times while slashing expenses. They do it while making travel more comfortable, convenient and productive.
By making travel easier, high-speed trains will help build stronger business and personal connections, increasing productivity and innovation.
Building a modern, world-class rail network is the only project that can build these critical connections while reducing energy consumption and stimulating the economy.