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High-speed rail gets a boost

Traveling from Chicago to St. Louis by train in just a couple of hours is closer to becoming a reality. The High Speed Rail Alliance — a Thinkinc. client — and other high-speed rail advocates envision an ultrafast train zipping across Illinois at 200 miles an hour or more. They see a network of feeder trains and buses connecting cities around the state. And it’s a vision that’s gotten a boost from Illinois lawmakers.

One of those advocates is Rick Harnish, executive director of the High Speed Rail Alliance, told WTTW News that he wants to see network of trains in the U.S. like the ones he enjoys in other countries – high-speed rail, zipping by at 200 miles an hour or more. Thinkinc. arranged Harnish’s interview with the venerable public broadcasting outlet. See the piece at