Amtrak Considering New Illinois Route

Amtrak Considering New Illinois Route

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State lawmakers are backing the creation of an east-west passenger rail corridor across Illinois.

The Illinois House unanimously approved a non-binding resolution Monday endorsing a possible Amtrak route from the Quad Cities in the west to Danville in the east.

The new route would include stops in Galesburg, Peoria, Bloomington-Normal and Champaign-Urbana.

No cost estimate was discussed.

Republican state Rep. Don Moffitt of Gilson is sponsoring the proposal.

He says the route could be an important link for college students and would offer more residents of the state an alternative to driving.

The state’s current Amtrak lines run from northern Illinois to southern and southwestern parts of the state between Chicago and the cities of Quincy, St. Louis and Carbondale.

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