High-speed rail Webinar Sept. 1
From press release
In February 2009, Congress and the president committed unprecedented funding for the development of high-speed rail systems throughout the country.
The federal government’s investment in high-speed rail is good for the environment, good for the economy, and good for job creation throughout our region. This can create a fundamental structural reform for our nation’s transportation infrastructure.
Monday, Aug. 24, this federal funding cycle began in earnest when states were required to submit their bids for the first round of funding. The states involved in the Midwest high-speed rail network are coordinating their bids for federal funding as a result of an agreement reached in late July by each of the states’ governors and Chicago Mayor Richard Daley (D).
Join the Environmental Law Policy Center (ELPC) at 10 a.m., Tuesday, Sept. 1, for a special Webinar briefing featuring ELPC Executive Director Howard Learner and Deputy Director Kevin Brubaker to hear a summary of the Midwest projects, what’s at stake in this round of funding, and what to expect as we move closer to realizing our goal of high-speed rail in the Midwest.
Register for the briefing by clicking https://cc.readytalk.com/cc/schedule/display.do?udc=7wit6ifj920p.
For more information about ELPC’s efforts to promote high-speed rail in the Midwest, visit ELPC.org.
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