Indiana officials push for 300-mile passenger rail - FOX 10 News | fox10phoenix.com

Indiana officials push for 300-mile passenger rail

Posted: Updated:

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) - Indiana officials have announced another push for the construction of a passenger rail line in Fort Wayne.

WOWO reports that nine mayors of towns in Indiana and Ohio signed a memorandum of agreement proposing the development of a passenger rail that would connect Chicago, Fort Wayne and Columbus. The proposed Chicago-Fort Wayne-Columbus passenger rail corridor would be 300 miles long. Express services would connect travel from downtown Chicago to Columbus in less than four hours.

The nine cities plan to work together to secure funding for a study to examine engineering, technical analysis and servicing planning.

Fort Wayne Mayor Tom Henry says all of the local economy and residents will benefit from the passenger rail. He says it will increase transportation alternatives and tourism.

Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Follow Us!

Share Your Photos & Video

Powered by WorldNow

KSAZ-TV & KUTP
511 W. Adams St.
Phoenix, AZ 85003

Phone: (602) 257-1234
Fax: (602) 262-0177

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices