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Illinois Department of Transportation
Office of Intermodal Project Implementation
James R. Thompson Center
100 West Randolph Street, Suite 6-600
Chicago, Illinois 60601-3229

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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What is the Illinois High-Speed Rail Program?

Who is responsible for this Program?

What are high-speed trains?

How is high-speed rail funded?

What are the next steps for implementing high-speed trains?

Has any construction been completed?

What are the benefits of past construction?

What were the improvements resulting from the construction?

Will any grade crossings be closed?

Will I experience any Amtrak service changes?

What about trains traveling 220 miles per hour?

When will high-speed service begin?

How can I keep informed about this Program?

Who can I contact about this Program?

Who can I contact about safety presentations to our community organizations or schools?

Will faster trains cause safety concerns?

Will new trains be bought for the high-speed rail service?

How does a community establish a Quiet Zone?

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