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CrossRail Lunch a Success!

July 14, 2014

We had a great celebration of our CrossRail Chicago campaign, kicked off with an overview shared by Richard Harnish, Executive Director of the Midwest High Speed Rail Association.  View the presentation here. Thank you to everyone who came. 

The event featured a presentation by the University of Illinois Rapik Saat, describing his team’s research regarding the implementation of high-speed rail in the Midwest. Click here to look at Rapik Saat’s presentation. 

Attendees were also able to hear from both Senator Tom Cullerton and Representative Ken Dunkin, two strong allies who were leaders in helping to unanimously pass resolutions calling on the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP) and other relevant transportation agencies to include CrossRail in their long-range plans. MHSRA presented awards to them both thanking them for their strong support of high-speed trains and CrossRail Chicago. 

CrossRail is gaining support throughout the region. This is just the beginning. For more information go to CrossRailChicago.Org. 

We would again like to thank our sponsors without whom this event would not have been possible. Funk Linko, Club Class Sponsor. Nippon Sharyo/Sumitomo Corporation of America, Vacations by Rail, and Walsh Construction, Business Class Sponsors.