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April 2008

Amtrak outlines Chicago-to-Iowa City service plans
Progressive Rail Roading - Milwaukee,WI,USA 04/22/2008
Amtrak recently completed a study for the Iowa Department of Transportation on the feasibility of operating passenger-rail service from the Quad Cities to ...


First Ever Tri-State Alliance Is Held In Freeport
WTVO/WQRF Rockford - Apr 21 4:26 PM
(Freeport, Illinois) The first ever Tri-State Alliance was held in Freeport today.

Amtrak mulls new routes
The Daily Iowan - Apr 21 3:55 AM
A trip from Iowa City to Chicago would cost an estimated $25 and take fewer than six hours without ever setting tire on Interstate 80.

Officials: Cooperation among states crucial to region's transportation

Rockford Register Star - Rockford,IL,USA – April 21, 2008
Other key projects discussed include restored Amtrak service between Rockford, Chicago and Dubuque; a bypass around the west side of Rockford and Beloit. . .

Amtrak looks at expanding Iowa, adding Iowa City to Chicago route
KWQC-TV 6 Davenport - Apr 19 12:39 PM
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) - Amtrak is mulling a twice daily train running between Chicago and Iowa City, with service a realistic goal by late 2011. That's according Amtrak officials, who held a press conference in Iowa City yesterday (Friday) to tout the new potential route.

Support puts Amtrak service on right track
The Iowa City Press-Citizen - Apr 19 1:31 AM
Key players engineering plans for Amtrak passenger train service between Chicago and Iowa City say they are on the right track, and the biggest impediment, funding, won’t derail the project.

Amtrak looks at adding Iowa City to Chicago route
Mason City Globe Gazette - Mason City,IA,USA – April 19, 2008
Nancy Richardson, Iowa Department of Transportation director, cited high gas pries, the environment and traffic concerns as reasons to support the route.

Riders ready for rail service from Iowa City to Chicago, study says
Sauk Valley Newspapers, IL - Apr 19, 2008
Parts of that plan were incorporated into the study of the Iowa City-to-Chicago route. Illinois also is looking at a new Amtrak line running between. . .

Report says Amtrack service between Iowa City, Chicago could work
Radio Iowa - Des Moines,IA,USA 04/19/2008
Those costs would be shared by Iowa and Illinois. Iowa Interstate Railroad's Dennis Miller says it could work. "We've analyzed. . .

Study shows rail riders ready for Iowa City/Chicago service

The Courier News - Apr 19 2:20 AM - By NAFEESA SYEED Associated Press Writer
DES MOINES, Iowa -- Proposed railroad service between Iowa City and Chicago would draw 187,000 passengers a year but would require about $55 million in set-up costs, according an Amtrak study released Friday.

Study says riders ready for rail service to Chicago
Houston Chronicle - United States – April 18, 2008 - By NAFEESA SYEED Associated Press Writer
At the request of the Illinois Department of Transportation, Amtrak in January completed a study on establishing passenger-train service between Chicago and ...

Passenger train service study released
Iowa City Press Citizen - Iowa City,IA,USA – April 18, 2008
... of Amtrak offering passenger rail service between Iowa City and the Quad Cities was released by Amtrak and the Iowa Department of Transportation today. ...

Amtrak says Quad City to Iowa City route could work
The Gazette - Apr 18 12:56 PM
Iowa rail passenger service backers have their eyes on Illinois after an Amtrak study released Friday indicated extending rail passenger service proposed from Chicago to the Quad Cities on to Iowa City is feasible. Amtrak delivered the welcome news Friday that the route extension to Iowa City would not require huge public subsidies to operate. Findings on an earlier study of rail passenger ...

Amtrak, DOT say 'yes' to rail service between QC, Iowa City
Quad City Times - Davenport,IA,USA – April 18, 2008
The University of Iowa community, she thinks, would embrace the rail line. The proposed route would most likely be over the old Rock Island Railroad, ...

QC to Iowa City Amtrak study released
Quad-Cities Online - Rock Island,IL,USA – April 18, 2008
The Iowa DOT appreciates Amtrak’s interest in expanding rail passenger service in Iowa, and is anxious to join them, the Iowa Interstate Railroad and ...

Study says riders ready for rail service to Chicago
WQAD - Moline,IL,USA
AP - April 18, 2008 6:34 PM ET DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - A study by Amtrak estimates that railroad service between Iowa City and Chicago would require about ...

Amtrak optimistic on Iowa City service
The Altoona Herald-Mitchellville Index - Apr 18 11:14 PM
Iowa City, Ia. - A twice-daily Amtrak passenger train running between Chicago and Iowa City could become a reality by late 2011, Amtrak officials said here Friday.

Amtrak Proposes Iowa City to Quad Cities Train
KCRG-TV9 Cedar Rapids - Apr 18 3:37 PM
IOWA CITY - Many people make the drive from Eastern Iowa to Chicago. It is long and can be a real hassle. But a new proposal could make the trip more relaxing. Amtrak might soon make the drive for you.

Amtrak Routes Possible Through Iowa City
KWWL Iowa - Apr 18 3:31 PM
Taking a trip to Chicago may soon be a lot easier for eastern Iowans. Amtrak just completed feasibility studies on a commuter rail system from Iowa City to the Quad Cities and another from there to Chicago.

Iowa City to Chicago by rail?  
Chicago Tribune - Apr 18 2:19 PM
Proposed railroad service between Iowa City and Chicago would draw 187,000 passengers a year but would require about $55 million in set-up costs, according an Amtrak study released Friday.

 
Study says riders ready for rail service to Chicago
Belleville News Democrat,  USA - Apr 18, 2008
AP A study by Amtrak estimates that railroad service between Iowa City and Chicago would draw 187000 passengers a year. The study released Friday also found ...

Iowa City-Chicago rail service on track
The Des Moines Register - Apr 18 8:28 AM
An Amtrak passenger train between Chicago and Iowa City, via Davenport, would be expected to attract 187,000 passenger annually, Amtrak officials said today.

QC To Iowa City Railroad Service
WHBF-TV Quad Cities - Apr 18 9:47 AM
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) _ A study by Amtrak estimates that railroad service between Iowa City and Chicago would draw 187,000 passengers a year.

Study says riders ready for rail service to Chicago
WHO-TV 13 Des Moines - Apr 18 9:27 AM
Associated Press - April 18, 2008 12:14 PM ET DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - A study by Amtrak estimates that railroad service between Iowa City and Chicago would draw 187,000 passengers a...

Riders ready for rail service to Chicago
KTVO TV 3 Kirksville - Apr 18 9:33 AM
Posted: Friday, April 18, 2008 at 11:21 a.m. DES MOINES, IOWA (AP) -- A study by Amtrak estimates that railroad service between Iowa City and Chicago would draw 187,000 passengers a year.

Study: riders ready for rail service to Des Moines
ABC 7 Chicago - Apr 18 5:47 PM
A study by Amtrak estimates that railroad service between Iowa City and Chicago would require about $55 million in set up costs to be shared by Iowa and Illinois.

IMU site for Amtrak rail service study results
The Iowa City Press-Citizen - Apr 16 1:31 AM
The results of an Amtrak study looking at the feasibility of passenger rail service from the Quad Cities to Iowa City will be presented at 10 a.m. Friday at the Iowa Memorial Union.

Iowa, Wis., Ill. leaders team up in search for transportation funds
Rockford Register Star, IL - Apr 16, 2008
Other projects named by the alliance include restoring Amtrak between Chicago, Rockford and Dubuque; an Irene Road tollway interchange in Belvidere; ...