Midwest officials are lobbying for high-speed trains similar to this one in Korea. Photo: LWY
By Emma Ogutu and Rachael Gleason
Nov. 5, 2009
High-speed rail advocates expect a Midwest network to cut air emissions and boost the economy.
The federal government is allocating $8 billion in economic stimulus funds for faster passenger train systems. Many states have recently submitted proposals .
The Midwest network, which would connect cities in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio and Wisconsin, will likely see a cut of the money as federal criteria supports multi-state projects.